TUANZ announces new CEO

TUANZ announces new CEO

Media release

21 May 2014

TUANZ is pleased to announce Craig Young will take over the reins of the Telecommunication Users Association of New Zealand following the departure of current CEO, Paul Brislen.

Craig comes to TUANZ fresh from a six year stint at Chorus where he most recently lead the industry relations programme. Craig joined Chorus at the date of operational separation in 2008 as the Head of Business Development, and before that was GM of wholesale commercial development at TelstraClear. Craig has worked in the New Zealand IT and telecommunications industry in one form or another since 1997.

TUANZ Chair, Pat O’Connell, says Craig brings a wealth of industry experience to the role.

“We are particularly pleased to have attracted someone of Craig’s calibre and experience”, says O’Connell. “This is strong affirmation of the critical role TUANZ plays in the New Zealand telecommunications sector.”

Craig says he’s looking forward to the opportunity to shape TUANZ and to lead it into its next phase of development.

“I look forward to working closely with members to ensure that TUANZ provides leadership in the sector.  I’m particularly keen to continue to raise awareness of how the developments in telecommunications can add to the lives of all New Zealanders at work and at home.”

Craig will take up the role from October 13th 2014.




Note to Editors

Craig will retain the TUANZ contact details currently in place:

021 488 188

09 488 1888

And his email address will be craig@tuanz.org.nz

Paul Brislen leaves at the end of May and during the interim period any media enquiries should be directed to TUANZ head of policy work, Chris O’Connell: chris@tuanz.org.nz or 021 488 188.