After nine years in the job, Geoff Lawson has resigned as managing director of the country's only publicly owned telecommunications network, BCL.
Group chief executive Geoff Hunt says an internal restructure to "maximise growth opportunities" in the trans-Tasman market has led to Lawson's departure.
Hunt says Lawson had led BCL through a time of "significant change and created a strong platform from which the company could take its next steps".
Lawson moved BCL from being the country's broadcasting platform, carrying TV and radio signals, into the broadband communications business with the rollout of BCL's fixed wireless eXtend network. BCL is currently working with Telecom to deploy broadband services under the government's Project Probe scheme as well as to Fonterra's dairy farmers in rural and remote parts of the country.