ITANZ immediate past president Tone Borren has been appointed the new chief executive for the Next Generation Internet Consortium.
Borren has a long career in telecommunications in New Zealand, including roles with Telecom as well as being managing director of Alcatel.
He is currently director of web design firm, Shift. He is helping to coordinate the First Light project, which aims to set up a broadband link between Wellington and Singapore (see From the cowshed to Singapore: group plugs broadband). Borren starts his new job on January 21.
The NGI Consortium was born from a working group of InternetNZ that aims to develop New Zealand's access to next generation network schemes that are in place around the world. The consortium has a variety of member organisations that include all the country's universities, AgResearch, CityLink, Natural History New Zealand and the National Library.
InternetNZ has appointed another former ITANZ man, Peter Macaulay, as its new executive director to replace Sue Leader who resigned late last year.
Macaulay, a past president of the IT Association (ITANZ), has been a familiar name in IT in New Zealand for many years. He set up Deloitte Consulting and after a management buy-out became head of the newly created company. He also spent 14 years as managing director of The Number One IT Group.
Lately Macaulay has been working in the UK in a number of roles including CIO of Farnell Electronics and will also start his new role on January 21.