Yellow CIO role disestablished

Change in CEO saw position made redundant

Steven Mayo-Smith has been made redundant from the role of Yellow CIO after just two months in the role.

His role has been disestablished as part of a company restructure, following a change in board and CEO earlier this year.

Mayo-Smith had only been in the role three weeks when former CEO Bruce Cotterill resigned and was replaced by acting CEO Scott Pomeroy.

Mayo-Smith says as part of the company’s realignment his position was made redundant after he'd been in the role just two months. “I certainly hadn’t intended to be there for such a short time, but that’s the way it goes,” he told Computerworld.

“I knew there was always a risk that could happen, when I did join them, but unfortunately that risk turned out to be real.”

He says Yellow has an IT department of around 12 people. “It is a small IT department,” he says. “When Telecom sold Yellow, they put in place a strategic partnership in which most of the services were provided by Gen-i”.

His previous roles have included CIO at Radius Health Group and CIO at Auckland District Health Board, and says he has no plans. “It only occurred about two weeks ago,” he says.

He referred any questions about the reorganisation to Yellow.

Computerworld has sought comment from Yellow.

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