Grant Forsyth is to step down after five years as CEO of the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ).
Forsyth is going to the position of Manager, Industry and Regulatory Affairs at Clear Communications.
TUANZ Chairman Judy Speight says Forsyth’s resignation was accepted with regret: “Grant has played a pivotal role in a crucial period of TUANZ’s growth.
“During his tenure, he raised awareness of TUANZ amongst New Zealand’s business leaders, transforming the organisation into a powerful force for educating and informing telecommunications users and representing their interests. In doing so he demonstrated the need for strong user-lead advocacy as we take a more active role in the global knowledge economy."
Forsyth says he has found his time at TUANZ to be both challenging and rewarding. He will begin at Clear by the end of November, although he will also be working with TUANZ until his replacement is recruited.
The board has retained the services of a professional executive recruitment firm. Inquiries regarding the position of TUANZ Chief Executive may be directed to Warwick Kennedy at Executive Appointments Ltd.