Meet the team who lead CCL.

Andrew Allan

Andrew Allan

Chief Executive Officer
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Appointed CEO in 2011, Andrew has led CCL through a period of sustained growth and transformation, culminating in the 2019 merger with Revera to establish the country’s largest New Zealand-focused cloud and IT services provider.

Andrew started his IT career working with analogue technology before joining Spark forerunner Telecom, where he played a pivotal role in the formation of the company’s first IT services business unit. He headed up sales for Telecom Advanced Solutions from 2002-2006 and then took the position of Head of Enterprise Technology at Telecom-owned B2B technology provider Gen-i.

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).

Suzanne Miller

Director, Central and Southern
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Suzanne leads CCL’s Central and Southern regions. She was appointed CCL Director, Central Region, in 2019 after heading up a customer unit at CCL parent Spark.

Suzanne’s track-record in the IT industry includes roles for a slew of top-tier organisations in hardware and services, health, government, and banking sectors.

Troy Myer

Troy Myer

Director Technology and Operations
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Troy oversees CCL’s technology and operations, including multi-cloud platform capabilities.

With a 20-plus year background in IT operations, professional services, and cloud platforms, Troy has worked both vendor and client-side, most recently as GM Business Development at Revera (now CCL).

Troy joined Revera in 2011, when he was contracted to manage migrations, before heading up Revera’s professional services.

Earlier he completed a long stint managing IT operations at Caltex.

Cherie Roache

Cherie Roache

Programme Director, People and Capability
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Cherie ensures CCL is the workplace of choice, overseeing people initiatives and capability development to grow a strong values-based culture and talented leaders.

Joining CCL in 2012 as national governance and practice manager, she has held several senior positions in the company, including head of service management, GM professional services, and director of CCL’s Southern region.

Earlier, Cherie worked for Spark forerunners Telecom and Gen-i, where over a decade of service included leadership roles in governance, customer experience, professional services, and major projects.

She was in the thick of Telecom’s wholesale business for the history-making period when the company became the first ‘incumbent’ telco in the world to voluntarily split, paving the way for network business Chorus to list on the NZX.

Mike Walls

Director Cloud Transformation
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Mike heads up CCL’s cloud transformation business unit, Leaven, leading a team of experts enabling clients to accelerate cloud adoption and digital innovation, and succeed with business transformation.

Mike’s experience is broad and deep, spanning leadership roles in technology, delivery, and business change across public, private, and service provider sectors in New Zealand and the UK.

He was formerly GM and COO at Leaven when it first launched as an independent Spark-owned subsidiary in 2019.

Prior, Mike played a pivotal in Revera’s growth and transformation, holding a variety of roles and responsibilities, including CTO, portfolio delivery, product development, and professional services.

Carolyn Wong

Transformation Lead
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Carolyn heads CCL’s Transformation Office, steering the strategy to establish the new CCL and alignment with parent Spark.

Working 15-plus years in senior leadership positions responsible for business transformation in digital, data, marketing, and HR, Carolyn is committed to helping NZ businesses navigate disruption.

Carolyn has delivered digital strategies across private, public, and local government sectors, focusing on organisation change, future of work, and the impact of technology on the workforce and ways of working.

Previous roles include GM Strategic Transformation, People and Culture at BNZ, Group GM of Digital at The Radio Network (now NZME), and advisory and executive coaching roles for tech start-ups and digital businesses.

Tim Sewell

Director Information Security Management
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Tim has overall responsibility for CCL’s security business, including commercial management, new security services, staff development, and client engagement.

Following stints in senior ICT consulting and security management roles on both sides of the Tasman, Tim joined CCL in 2015, establishing the company’s internal security framework before taking progressively broader roles overseeing risk policy, security strategy, and programmes to safeguard CCL systems, data, and client services.

Before joining CCL, Tim headed up security services at Dimension Data in Sydney, NSW. Earlier, he held several senior consulting and professional services roles over a seven-year stint at Spark Digital forerunner Gen-i.

Rik Rogers

Rik Rogers

Director Client Delivery
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Rik spearheads CCL’s client delivery, with overall responsibility for operations and services, teams, and processes.

Eight years with CCL, Rik spent a decade at Spark Digital predecessor Gen-i, working as a business transformation manager to lead post-sale service requirements for products, processes, and people.

Earlier, he spent 14 years with Westpac Bank, starting in customer services before progressing to managing the largest Westpac Trust retail branch team in the country, prior to his departure.

Stephen Job

Director Northern Region (Acting)
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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

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

Director Global Alliances
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Elizabeth 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 Spark sibling and business transformation company Leaven (now 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.