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Meet the team who lead CCL.

Richard Adams

Richard Adams

CEO
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Richard leads CCL, with accountability for both development of its strategy and its successful execution.

He joined CCL in 2022, having held a number of leadership roles for Spark Group over the last ten years. Most recently, he led the Spark Consumer Channels business – and previously, he led the Business Sales & Service teams across Spark’s Central and Southern Markets.

Richard started his career in Fletcher Challenge and has more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector. He spent six years in Europe and Australasia within the software sector, and then returned to New Zealand in 2011. He lives in Wellington with his family.

Donna Sanders

Donna Sanders

Director Security Information and Operations Management
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Donna is CCL’s Director Security Information and Operations Management.

Formerly the GM of Platform Operations –Datacom Cloud, and with various business operations management roles for Datacom, Donna has over 25 years of experience as a skilled leader in the IT industry. These roles included supporting and managing various IT environments and services including all aspects of delivery and management from people to processes to vendor relationship management.

As an MBA graduate with a supporting Business Computing Diploma, Donna has been instrumental in achieving both change within teams that she has led, and with clients with whom she has worked, to achieve results of change. With a very calm, pragmatic, and approachable leadership style, Donna is a fantastic asset to the CCL team.

Richard Hansen

Director Portfolio Services
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Richard leads a portfolio of services supporting CCL’s internal ICT, product and professional service portfolios, partners, commercial operations, and procurement.

Joining CCL in 2013, he has held senior roles in procurement, strategy, and enterprise sourcing, most recently as director enterprise sourcing.

Before CCL Richard spent eight years with Gen-i – Spark’s then ICT business unit –spearheading sales and procurement for large government clients and the All of Government procurement programme (Mobile, Desktop, & ITMS).

Bree Mackay

Bree Mackay

Director People and Capabilities
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Bree joined CCL from the Environmental Protection Authority, where she worked with the executive team to help reach its organisational goals through its people.

With over 15 years as a HR professional, she has held strategic People and Capability roles at the Accident Compensation Corporation and the Bank of New Zealand, specialising in organisational design, leadership capability development and employment relations.

Bree possesses a wealth of experience, and enjoys designing creative solutions to tricky problems and has a passion for making things simple and easy.

Bree holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration in HR and Commercial Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Victoria University.

Stephen Job

Director Client Enablement
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Stephen oversees commercial strategy and performance for CCL’s Northern region.

He joined CCL in 2017 to head up engineering (Northern region) following a decade with IT provider Appserv (acquired by Spark in 2014), where he worked in the leadership team and in a variety of client engagement, project, and service delivery roles.

Twenty-plus years in IT, Stephen has held both technical and management roles for start-ups through to large corporates and multi-national companies.

Tim Howell

Tim Howell

Director Marketing and Strategy
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Tim spearheads CCL’s strategy and marketing to shape the company’s overall direction, brand, and services portfolio.

He joined CCL in 2020 following the company’s amalgamation of Spark sibling and business transformation company Leaven, where he held the position GM – strategy and marketing.

Tim has held product and marketing leadership roles at Xero, Intergen, and Unisys. He also advised several start-ups and was a co-founder of AfterMail, an email archiving company acquired by Quest Software.

Elizabeth Kirby

Elizabeth Kirby

Head of Strategic Alliances
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Elizabeth heads up CCL’s cloud transformation business unit, Leaven, leading a team of experts enabling clients to accelerate cloud adoption and digital innovation, and also is responsible for CCL’s strategic alliances, including long-term vision and goals for company growth and partnerships.

She was formerly head of global alliances at Leaven prior to it becoming a division of CCL, and earlier completed long stints with Microsoft and IBM.

Elizabeth’s experience in building relationships and strategies to support technology evolution and transformation is broad and deep, spanning enterprise, corporate, SMB and start-up sectors.

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Finance Lead
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Sarah is responsible for CCL’s financial planning, risk assessment, and reporting.

She stepped into the newly created role of Finance Lead in 2020, following a four-year stint as CCL’s Finance Manager.

Her financial management experience spans multiple sectors and both sides of the Tasman, including roles with global engineering giant Worley and consultancy PWC.

Born and bred in the Mainland, Sarah first trained and worked as a primary school teacher before switching her sights to accountancy. A certified practicing accountant (CPA), she completed her accounting degree at Deakin University while working at PWC in Melbourne.