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The principal objective of Kordia Group Limited and its subsidiaries is to be a commercially successful business.

Kordia is wholly-owned by the Crown but is not part of the public service. We are a state-owned enterprise (SOE), a commercial entity. Our shareholders are the Minister of Finance and the Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, on behalf of the Crown.

Business Strategy

Increasing the value of shareholder investment shapes our business strategy. Business policies are designed to maximise the net present value (cash inflows over time, minus cash outflows) of future earnings, based on a long-term perspective of those earnings.

Our Structure

Although we are an SOE, we operate as a commercial entity with the purpose of making a profit.


The Kordia board have oversight of three committees: Audit & Risk, People & Culture, and Health & Safety.

The Audit & Risk Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities by providing recommendations, counsel and information concerning its accounting and reporting responsibilities under the Companies Act 1993 and related legislation. Its Terms of Reference also cover the role of Internal Audit and financial risk management and health and safety governance.
The Health & Safety Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities by developing and promoting a healthy, safe and sustainable environment for all employees and visitors to our facilities through the involvement of all individuals, including through education, communication and safe work practices.
The People & Culture Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities by providing advice and recommendations regarding the appropriate levels of remuneration for executives.

Meet our leadership teams

Shaun Rendell

Kordia Group, CEO

Shaun (BA(Hons)) comes to Kordia from Renaissance Corporation, where he was acting CEO for the past year and CFO for the last two years. There he led a strong team and was instrumental in the transformation of loss-making subsidiaries into profitable businesses.

Prior to his tenure at Renaissance, Shaun acquired extensive experience in the telco industry with senior roles in both New Zealand and U.K. telecommunication companies. Before immigrating to New Zealand, he started his career in the communications industry with British Telecom and 02 in the late 1990s.

Catherine Laskey


Catherine (BCom(Hons), CA) has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications, construction and engineering industries across New Zealand and Australia. She draws on her extensive experience in finance to drive clear insights around what makes the business more competitive and what delivers value to the shareholder in a rapidly changing market.

Her role includes accountability for Treasury, accounting, and tax, to pursue the company’s growth strategy and meet investors’ expectations. Catherine trained as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.

Sheridan Broadbent


Sheridan Broadbent (BCom, Harvard Business School AMP) is an experienced director and senior executive, with a background in leading utilities, contracting, energy and ICT businesses across New Zealand and Australia.

She is the Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum, a director of Transpower, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Sophie Haslem

Deputy Chair

Sophie is a chartered member of the NZ Institute of Directors and has a BCom and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from The University of Melbourne. Over her executive career, Sophie has worked with a diverse range of companies across New Zealand and Australia developing extensive M&A, innovation and growth strategy experience.

She held senior positions at Citibank NA, ANZ Investment Bank, Ernst & Young and New Zealand Post and is currently Chair of The MetService and Deputy Chair of CentrePort. Sophie is also an Independent Director of Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX:LIC), Oyster Property Group and Rangatira Investments. Sophie is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Peter Ennis

Board Member

Peter Ennis is an experienced senior media and technology executive with extensive international senior leadership experience in media and broadcast, technology, distribution, business development and sales. He heads up a media and technology consultancy providing M&A and business optimisation expertise to clients in New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

He is a former CTO, Operations Director and main Board Director of the TV3 Group, the Irish national commercial broadcaster. He headed up the Technology function in TVNZ, then served as CTO at Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) in Qatar, heading up all technology and operational aspects of AJMN globally. Most recently Peter was Senior Vice President of Global Services and Delivery at Avid Technology Inc, a US publicly-quoted media technology provider, where he also served on the Executive Leadership Team. Peter Chairs Kordia Group's People and Culture Committee.

Ben Kepes

Board Member

Ben is a globally recognised expert in cloud computing, enterprise technology, and digital transformation.

Ben has served on the advisory boards of technology companies and has previously won the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. He currently sits on the boards of several non-profit and privately held companies in New Zealand, including the Ᾱkina Foundation, UniMed, Pegasus Health, Cactus Outdoor and Paenga Kupenga Limited. Ben is a member of Kordia’s People & Culture Committee.

Sue O'Connor

Board Member

Sue O’Connor is a respected business leader with more than 25 years’ experience in executive leadership roles. Sue has served as a Chair, Director and senior executive with ASX Top 10 and unlisted global organisations as well as high profile government GBEs and not for profits. Sue is currently also Director of Bush Heritage Australia.

Prior to joining the Kordia Group Board, Sue spent 13 years at Telstra Corporation as a senior executive. Her company leadership values include a commitment to ensuring communities are prosperous, equitable and sustainable. Sue is a member of Kordia's Audit & Risk Committee.

Tony O'Brien

Board Member

Tony’s marketing and broadcasting career spans many years, holding several key commercial roles at SKY TV plus Director of Communications and Director of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs. Tony has been a member of the Advertising Standards Authority, the Online Media Standards Authority and the Broadcasting Sector Advisory Group for the Digital Television Switchover. He chaired the Government Marketing & Communications Committee from 2010 to 2014.

Tony is a Director of Antarctica New Zealand and a Trustee of the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute. He was previously a Director of Pacific Cooperation Broadcasting Ltd and served on the Board of the Health Promotion Agency. Tony is chair of Kordia’s Health & Safety Committee.

Neil Livingston

Board Member

Neil Livingston is an executive and independent director with over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry internationally. He has held a number of Corporate Officer roles at leading private and public organisations, including Ericsson, Vend, Foodcap, Endace, and Provenco Cadmus, and is currently the CEO at technology company Pingar.

Neil brings a strong strategic focus on operational and sales excellence to Kordia’s board, as well as a deep understanding of current and future trends of the technology sector. He holds an International Management Diploma University of Arizona, and a Certificate in Company Direction New Zealand Institute of Directors. He also completed a Mini-MBA at the University of Auckland. Neil is a member of Kordia's People & Culture Committee.

Shareholder Publications
Shareholder Publications 2022
Statement of Corporate Intent 2022
Shareholder Publications 2021
Interim Accounts 2021
Statement of Corporate Intent 2021
Shareholder Publications 2020
Annual Report 2020
Interim Accounts 2020
Statement of Corporate Intent 2020
Shareholder Publications 2019
Annual Report 2019
Interim Accounts 2019
Statement of Corporate Intent 2019
Shareholder Publications 2018
Annual Report 2018
Interim Accounts 2018
Statement of Corporate Intent 2018
Shareholder Publications 2017
Annual Report 2017
Interim Accounts 2017
Statement of Corporate Intent 2017
Shareholder Publications 2016
Annual Report 2016
Interim Accounts 2016
Statement of Corporate Intent 2016
Shareholder Publications 2015
Annual Report 2015
Interim Accounts 2015
Statement of Corporate Intent 2015
Shareholder Publications 2014
Annual Report 2014
Interim Accounts 2014
Statement of Corporate Intent 2014
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