Southern Cross Cables has appointed Laurie Miller as its new President and CEO, effective 1 March, 2019.
“I am honoured to have been elected as Southern Cross’ next President and CEO,” said Miller. “It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions for its clients.
“Southern Cross has a great culture, the broadest submarine cable capability in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled it to grow strongly,” said Miller.
“Building further on that success with Southern Cross NEXT is a challenge I accept with confidence and determination. I am passionately committed to placing our clients and staff at the absolute centre of everything we do to continue Southern Cross’ legacy of success.”
Miller succeeds Anthony Briscoe, who will retire from Southern Cross at the end of its fiscal year but will remain with the company in the interim, in a consultative role, to ensure a smooth transition.
“We very much appreciate Anthony’s efforts and his service to Southern Cross since his appointment nearly five years ago. Anthony has been . to Southern Cross successfully driving the Southern Cross NEXT project to its current point,” Southern Cross Cable Network Director David Havercroft said.
“We wish Anthony every regard in his retirement and well-earned break after years of significant contribution to both Southern Cross and the international telecommunications industry.”
Prior to his new role, Miller held key roles as Head of Wholesale and Interconnect at 2degrees Limited, and as President and Country Manager in Sparks’ former US operation Telecom New Zealand USA.
Miller has an extensive background in management and sales over a 27-year career in the International Telecommunications Industry, starting with Telecom New Zealand in 1991.