Laurie Miller will assume the role in March next year.
Miller has an extensive background in management and sales over a 27-year career in the international telecommunications industry, starting with Telecom New Zealand in 1991.
He has held key roles as head of wholesale and interconnect at 2degrees, as president and country Manager in Sparks’ former US operation Telecom New Zealand USA.
Miller succeeds Anthony Briscoe, who will retire from Southern Cross at the end of its fiscal year but will remain with the company in the interim, in a consultative role, to ensure a smooth transition in this critical period.
The Southern Cross cable network is comprised of 30,000km of submarine fibre, 15 access locations, operating across four countries, and employing an expert team of 17 people worldwide.
“I am honoured to have been elected as Southern Cross’ next President and CEO,” says Miller. “It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions for its clients.
“Southern Cross has a great culture, the broadest submarine cable capability in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled it to grow strongly.
“Building further on that success with Southern Cross NEXT is a challenge I accept with confidence and determination. I am passionately committed to placing our clients and staff at the absolute centre of everything we do to continue Southern Cross’ legacy of success.”
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