Former Meridian Energy CEO Tim Lusk has been appointed chair of Enable Networks, the Local Fibre Company formed to deploy Ultra Fast Broadband in Christchurch and Rangiora.
Enable is a joint partnership between Christchurch City Networks and Crown Fibre Holdings (the government agency administering the UFB), that has been formed to deploy fibre in Canterbury at an initial ten-year cost of $440 million.
Lusk has also held senior executive positions in Transpower and Telecom.
“His background in managing substantial infrastructure projects and as a key player in wholesale and retail utilities markets makes Mr Lusk an excellent Chair,” says Christchurch City Networks chairman Bill Luff.
Lusk says he is looking forward to making a positive contribution to the city.
“This is an exciting appointment, at a time when Christchurch is on the threshold of change.”
It is understood that Chorus, which won 70 percent of the UFB build, is currently seeking a joint venture with Enable in Canterbury.