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The right team to allow you to concentrate on your business

Our team of qualified and experienced technology experts are available to provide our unique ‘can do’ attitude to our diverse client base across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our expertise and nation-wide presence, coupled with our company culture enables us to embrace projects which require experience and a unique technology approach. Our team constantly seek how to leverage new opportunities created by emerging technologies as well as how to service existing infrastructure to enable longevity of investment.

Board

The Broadtech Group is supported by an experienced industry-savvy Board providing governance and expertise for our continued growth and expansion.

Susie Stone
Director

Susie Stone is a respected industry professional with over 20 years’ experience at GM level in telecommunications and broadcasting businesses.

During her career she has gained extensive experience in growing successful businesses in NZ and Australia. In addition to her commercial focus, Susie also has extensive experience working in regulatory policy and government and industry relations.

Susie is a MInstD and is also on the board of Wine Grenade, an export agritech business.

Paul Hallowes
Director

Paul Hallowes has held various senior roles within Vodafone, Ericsson, Spark and The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG).

He has more than 20 years’ experience in mobile networks primarily focused on deployment of Radio Access Networks (RAN) including site acquisition, design and build, and operations.

Paul has also held responsibilities for capital planning and investment and has led the implementation of next generation technologies including 5G.

He has a Certificate of Engineering from the RNZAF and 10 years’ experience covering radio, radar, electrical engineering, instrumentation and safety of life systems.

Merv Taylor
Managing Director

Merv started building cellular networks in the late 80s and joined the Broadtech Group in 1997 to create Sky Communications Ltd (SkyComms), a specialist cellular and microwave radio design and build company employing 100 staff with revenues in excess of $20M. He also expanded SkyComms to Australia with offices in Sydney and Melbourne with over 150 total staff.

More recently Merv was the Head of Technology, Design and Delivery (CTO) at The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG), a joint venture between Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees responsible for building a new circa 500 site 3G/4G network in rural New Zealand.

In early 2020 Merv returned to the Broadtech Group fulltime to take on the Managing Director role.

Senior Leadership Team

Henry Wong
Head of Finance
Broadtech Group

Henry manages and controls the financial reporting and governance for all business units of the Broadtech group. His extensive background includes senior roles in the film/media, manufacturing, water and aviation industries.

Kevin Casbolt
Head of Networks
JDA

Kevin is responsible for managing all network properties, tower sites infrastructure and technical facilities in the Broadtech Group, managed by subsidiary, JDA.

Keith Salter
Head of Operations
Broadtech Ltd

Keith manages the Technical Operations division that maintain all Broadtech, JDA and third-party clients’ networks, sites and facilities.

He also oversees all RF Engineering services including Radio Spectrum Licensing, Radio Link Design, EME Investigations, Underground Inspection Cameras and Transmission Equipment Repair.

Douglas Creevey
Senior Consultant
Broadtech Group

Douglas brings to the Broadtech Group a wealth of business leadership and corporate governance experience that succeeded 25 years of design and build of many telecom and cellular networks overseas and in New Zealand.

Tristan Ilich
Senior Consultant
Broadtech Group

Tristan is a Technology and Engineering Executive with a strong focus on developing new market offerings to clients in the area of Telecommunications, Data Centres, 4G/5G networks, IoT, EME, Digital Advisory, Data & Telco Infrastructure Asset Management.

Geoff Durrant
Sales Manager
Broadcasting & Audio Visual
Broadtech Limited

Geoff has had an extensive career in Television and Radio covering all aspects from studio, processing, distribution to transmission.

Geoff utilises this knowledge and the extensive range of products within the Broadtech portfolio to enable effective solutions for clients.

Sharon Kennerley
Client Director Health
Broadtech Health

Sharon performs the relationship management for Broadtech Health. She has a proven track record of enhancing her client’s operational efficiencies via technology and brings to the team 20 years of account management experience and a passion for delivering effective technology solutions.

David Balfour
Operations Manager
Broadtech Health

David has over 22 years’ of RF/Wireless systems experience and has deployed and operated critical communications networks around the globe including the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

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