Chief Assets Officer

John has been with UFF since September 2011 and was appointed CAO in October 2017. John has over 35 year’s experience in Telecommunications, predominantly in the infrastructure planning, implementation, project management and operations spheres. This has spanned several NZ and international operators and numerous technologies, including startup fibre operations in both Ultrafast Fibre and Velocity Networks Ltd.

John’s Chief Assets Officer role is responsible for the end to end operation of UFF’s fibre network, including asset life cycle management, asset protection, network fault management and proactive maintenance. John is also responsible for operational business continuity and UFF’s Civil Defense response.

John brings experience in senior technical management, CEO and director roles in organisations including Ultrafast Fibre,  Velocity Networks, Telecom NZ, United Nations and STC Submarine (UK).