Spark announced today it has appointed Ana Wight as a ‘future director’ under the
Future Directors programme, effective 1 February 2020 for a period of 12 months.
Ms Wight is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Vend Limited, a cloud-based
point-of-sale and retail management software company, where she leads the
finance and customer support functions globally. She brings more than 12 years’
experience of supporting boards and executive teams through a variety of roles
at Vend, McKinsey, and Microsoft.
The Future Directors programme aims to give young talented people with an interest
in corporate governance the opportunity to observe and participate in Boardroom
discussions for a 12-month period. The aspiring directors attend all Board
meetings, but they have no voting rights and are not involved in decision
Speaking about the appointment, Spark Chair Justine Smyth said, "I’m delighted that
Ana is joining the Spark board as a future director. Her background in
corporate transformation, commercial strategy and customer delivery will bring
relevant experience to our board meetings – and I hope she will enjoy the
opportunity to sit on the board of a large New Zealand company."
Ana said, “I'm thrilled to join the Spark board as a future director. It's a
great opportunity to both learn from, and contribute to, the Spark Board during
an exciting time for the company".