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Ray O’Regan

Chief Executive, Connect8

Ray is an experienced and proven business leader who has worked in the underground utilities and telecommunication sector for more than 20 years. In his career, Ray has steadily progressed through the ranks by effectively managing the commercial outcomes, applying strong negotiation skills and having a genuine commitment to his employees’ success to deliver exceptional results.

Ray was appointed CEO in March 2015 and has steered the group through innumerable challenges whilst maintaining trust, loyalty and engagement. Driven by the lessons learned in the field, Ray has created an environment that honours the company values and provides innovative solutions for customers to ensure the continued success of Connect 8 Ltd.

Kevin Casbolt

General Manager, SkyComms

Kevin is SkyComms’ General Manager with a long history in both telecommunications and the electricity sector.

He has held various programme and deployment managerial roles with New Zealand mobile network operators. Before that, Kevin spent 18 years in the electricity SOE’s, designing high voltage grid telecommunications networks. He holds a NZ Certificate in Engineering (Telecommunications).

Steve Waters

Operations Manager, SkyComms

Steve has been with SkyComms for over 25 years and manages the Operations, Project and Logistics teams.

Steve has worked in telecommunications and the broadcasting sector holding project management positions with Nokia in Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan and also managed several offshore projects for SkyComms, including Telecom Samoa, Digicel Samoa, Vodafone Fiji and BeMobile turnkey projects in The Solomon Islands. Steve has developed comprehensive skills over the last 30 years in both technical and civil based projects.

Tania McFetridge

Financial Controller, SkyComms

Tania has been at SkyComms for 7 years, first as a Financial Analyst then the Financial Controller since 2012. She is a Chartered Accountant, with a National Certificate of Business Studies and Diploma of Accounting.

Her previous roles include Finance and Administration Manager with Downer NZ, Marketing and Commercial Manager for Lion Nathan (specialising in merger & acquisition activity) and a Senior Taxation Manager for Deloitte.

Fraser Rowan

Sales Manager, SkyComms

As SkyComms’ Sales and business development manager for the past 2 years, Fraser is well known in the New Zealand telecommunications industry and has an impressive network of peers and contacts throughout the region after 35 years experience in the infrastructure market.

He holds post-graduate qualifications in Managerial Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Corporate Venturing and Leadership, as well as being a certified Realtor and auto electrician.

Fraser was the founding director of Wavecom Ltd, specialising in large-scale communications infrastructure. He was also a consultant at Ronwill Partners and the Sales Manager at ET Solutions and Alto Plastics.

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