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REANNZ CEO resigns

Published: Fri 29 Apr 2011 10:05 AM
REANNZ CEO resigns
Donald Clark, Chief Executive Officer of REANNZ Ltd, has announced his intention to resign his position in July 2011, after five years in the role. REANNZ owns and operates KAREN, the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network, on behalf of the country’s research, education and innovation community.
“It has been an amazing opportunity for me, as inaugural CEO of REANNZ, to take the company from its earliest days before we even had a network, through to now where KAREN is firmly embedded as a piece of essential national infrastructure. Growing and working with the REANNZ team and our KAREN community has been a privilege. However, I feel that it is time for me to take on more parenting responsibilities, and part-time consultancy will better allow me to achieve this.
I have committed to working with the Board to successfully conclude the major initiatives I am currently leading“, said Donald.
REANNZ Board Chair Professor John Raine said Donald had provided excellent leadership during his five-year tenure.
“The Board was sorry to receive Donald’s resignation, but he has done an outstanding job in growing REANNZ and KAREN to what they are today and he will be leaving having led the company towards sustainability for the long-term”, he said. “I wish him the very best for the future”.
“Under Donald’s tenure, REANNZ has grown from an organisation of one employee, with no network and only a third of its required income, to a stable team of 12 that have implemented two versions of the network and have laid the groundwork that will enable KAREN to remain advanced for the coming decade”, said Professor Raine.
The Board is currently establishing a recruitment process for a new CEO and will announce this in due course.
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