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Renee Mateparae

Renee joined the Leadership Squad in July 2023 as Network and Operations Director, responsible for the continued delivery of Spark’s highly resilient, automated, and secure networks. This includes Spark’s fixed and mobile networks, operations centres, physical infrastructure, and cyber defence.


Renee joined Spark in 2017 and led the development of emerging technology, including the roll-out of our 5G and Internet of Things networks during her time as Technology Evolution Tribe Lead. Prior to this, Renee held a number of leadership roles across the product and ventures areas of the business.


Renee has extensive experience in corporate strategy, business transformation, and customer experience in New Zealand and globally, holding several senior roles at Air New Zealand prior to Spark, and with Accenture and Macquarie Group before that. In 2019 Renee was appointed to the board of The Warehouse Group for a two-year term as part of the Future Directors programme.


Renee has an honours degree in Engineering, specialising in Automation & Control Engineering, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Business from Massey University.                                                            

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