Meet our people

At Kordia, our people are your network. We bring together professionals from diverse disciplines, with complementary skills, to provide distinctly local solutions. Our specialists’ depth of knowledge and project management expertise let us take on complex, business-critical projects other firms cannot deliver.

Medium Enterprise Team

20 to 150 employees

We give smaller business the same care and attention that our competitors reserve for their large corporate clients. Talk to Us

Corporate Team

Over 150 employees

Our engineers and account managers work together to give you the right solution at the best cost—first time, no surprises. Talk to Us

Wholesale Team

Our experts engage with telcos, broadcasters, and anyone else who wants to supply a world-class network to their customers. Talk to Us

Media Services

From our history as New Zealand’s premier broadcast network, to our position as a digital pioneer—we know media inside out. Talk to Us

Field Services Team

From engineers and technicians to project managers and riggers—our team joins forces to deliver remarkable projects. Talk to Us

Our Executive Team

In recent years, we’ve turned our company into a business-focused powerhouse. Meet the people behind the strategy. Talk to Us

Scott Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer - Kordia New Zealand

Scott Bartlett brings to Kordia experience from both the Internet and telecommunications industries. Scott has a strong sense of where the company has come from and what its potential is.

Before joining Kordia New Zealand as CEO, Scott headed up Orcon. Orcon was New Zealand’s first ISP to unbundle the Local Loop and bring about both change and real competition to the market. Orcon also won numerous awards including Telecommunications Carrier of the Year 2008. Prior to Orcon Scott was the General Manager of Quik Internet.

Scott Bartlett

Craig Williams

Director of Sales and Marketing - Kordia New Zealand

Craig Williams as the Director of Sales and Marketing is focussed on ensuring all of Kordia’s customers receive the exceptional experience they signed up to.

Craig has over 20 years of leadership and business experience gained in the New Zealand technology, telecommunications and retail markets and has served as a Director for two New Zealand companies. He prides himself on building teams that are customer focussed and keep the promises they make.

With the Kordia team you are assured of a technology partner that will work with you to craft a solution and ensure the business outcomes you wanted are achieved. Kordia delivers mission critical networks and services so we simply don’t let our customers down..

Craig Williams

Aaron Olphert

Chief Technology Officer - Kordia New Zealand

Aaron Olphert is Chief Technology Officer at Kordia. He has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of customer focused solutions and enjoys the challenge of taking on seemingly impossible projects and turning them around. He has responsibility for the creation and delivery of critical business projects and the technology strategy and roadmap. Aaron is passionate about working in a high performing team establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with peers, customers and internal stakeholders..

Aaron Olphert

Jason Fullerton-Smith

Chief Financial Officer - Kordia New Zealand

Jason Fullerton-Smith has worked most of his 18 year career in the telco sector bringing a depth of international finance, transformation and project experience having worked 11 of those years in London for companies including Equant, Vodafone and Cable & Wireless.

Jason joined Kordia in 2011 as General Manager Commercial before his appointment as CFO of Kordia NZ in October 2012 introducing strong commercial rigor and disciplines across the organisation. His responsibilities at Kordia also include Shared Services and the Project Management Office.

Jason Fullerton-Smith

Derek Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer - Kordia New Zealand

With 37 years’ experience in the telecommunications and broadcasting industry, Derek brings a wealth of hands-on experience to Kordia™. With a proven track record in delivering bottom line results, Derek is passionate about success and likes to push the boundaries with new technologies and innovative ideas.

Kordia prides itself on delivering reliable and robust network services to customers. As Chief Operating Officer, Derek oversees Kordia operations to ensure customer expectations are consistently met.

Before joining Kordia in 1996, Derek developed a wealth of network management experience in a number of senior positions at Telkom South Africa and has run his own successful catering and manufacturing business.

Derek Nielsen