Spark appoints new indie non-executive directors

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Spark appoints new indie non-executive directors
Sheridan Broadbent

Telco incumbent Spark has added Gordon MacLeod and Sheridan Broadbent to its board, as independent non-executive directors.

Harvard Business School and University of Auckland educated Broadbent brings expertise as an independent director at electricity generator Manawa Energy and construction firm Pipeline Civil. 

She is also the former board chair of Kordia, and was the executive general manager of telecommunications at Downer from 2009 to 2011.

Broadbent will be a member of Spark's human resources and compensation committee (HRCC).

MacLeod meanwhile will join Spark's audit and risk management committee (ARMC), and brings with him experience from a fifteen-year stint at Ryman Healthcare, where he most recently served as chief executive.

He has also served as a corporate finance and advisory partner with PwC, and sits on the board of Delegat Group.

A chartered accountant, MacLeod holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Canterbury and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Spark also said that veteran board member and telco executive Paul Berriman will retire at the November annual general meeting this year.

Broadbent and MacLeod will retire at the same AGM according to Spark's constitution, and offer themselves for reelection.

The chair of Spark's board, Justine Smyth, said the two new non-executive appointments were made to broaden the governance skills and capabilities at the incumbent, bringing understanding of the telco sector and business leadership experience.

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