Get to know our Hawke's Bay leadership team
Our leadership team comes from a wide range of backgrounds, with 70+ years experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. We like to push the boundaries of what 'traditional' is. We focus on developing easier and more enjoyable ways for kiwi homes and businesses to get the most from technology.
Hamish White, CEO
Hamish is the face of the NOW brand.
Back in 2011, Hamish saw that something was wrong with the NZ telco industry and set about putting it back on the level - delivering kiwi homes and businesses the levels of service they'd been deprived of for years. As a leader coming out of New Zealand and Australia's largest service brands, Hamish brought the passion and energy that was needed to shake things up. Rest assured he's not all work - Hamish is at home on the ocean, from riding a clean left-hander in Gisborne, to retrieving his prized craypots from Hawke's Bay's secret spot.
Brendon Fry, GM - Home
Brendon is our story teller.
As an experienced marketer, he counts himself pretty lucky to have the responsibility of looking after the NOW brand, channels our award-winning customer experience team. He's passionate about understanding our customers and how they want to live and work, with technology in their lives. He's never short of an idea and he's got that great pedantic nature that lends itself to getting the right shade of green to all of our advertising. Keep an eye out for him stumbling around one of Hawke's Bay's rivers with a fly fishing rod, in pursuit of that elusive trophy brown trout.
Michael Sprott, GM - Marketing
Michael is our creator.
Having experience in almost every aspect of product, marketing and customer experience Michael is very much our one-stop-shop for turning ideas into reality. He's passionate about how technology can enable a business to explore new ways of working or how the latest device can make living life at home easier. Michael fancies himself as a jack of all trades when it comes to his latest DIY project, and has been spotted out swimming a few k's in the seas around Napier.
Juliet Walton, Chief Financial Officer
Juliet holds the purse strings.
If there is someone who keeps us all honest and on the straight and narrow at NOW, it's Juliet. With a background in accounting and law, Juliet knows just the right questions to ask, to ensure we're all doing what's best for our customers and for the commercial success of NOW. She keeps a close eye on the rest of the leadership team, helping us to make decisions that puts the best value in the hands of our customers. When she's away from the spreadsheets, Juliet loves to pick up a tennis racket and belt tennis balls back to whoever can handle them.
Greg Wills, Chief Technology Officer
Greg is the brains of our operation.
When it comes to helping our customers get what they need from the internet, there is no bigger job than being responsible for the technology needed to make the magic happen. With decades of experience working in telecommunications, Greg has designed, built and continues to scale NOW's technology platforms including our nationwide network. Aside from wearing floral print shirts, Greg likes to hit the hills of Hawke's Bay for single-track mountain biking, and so far we haven't seen too many injuries - long may it continue.
Harvey, Security (in-training)
Harvey - our newest member to the team.
Harvey doesn't bring with him a lot of experience, but makes this up, in spades, with his strong desire to learn. He has an enthusiastic can-do attitude. To be honest, he was a bit of a wild card appointment. But it was on the back his forefathers lineage, all coming from long lines of security related practitioning roles, that we've decided to take the punt. What impressed us most during the recruitment process was his empathy and selfless nature. He exhibited all the traits that any of us would look for in anyone joining our tight little team. He comes across as a real team player. Also, the fact that he too shares the same believe in pushing boundaries in the belief that Kiwis deserve better, was just the icing on the cake. He just felt like he was one of us.