Renee Mateparae

Renee Mateparae

Network & Operations Director, Spark NZ

Renee joined the Spark New Zealand Executive team in 2023 as the Network and Operations Director. In this role, she leads Spark’s Network and Operations functions, including the architecture, design, build, deploy, operate and sustain of Spark’s fixed and mobile networks. This portfolio includes engineering, operation centres, physical infrastructure and cyber security. Renee is also responsible for Spark’s wholesale business, capital investment, and procurement and partnering on behalf of Spark Group.

Previously, Renee led Spark’s Technology Evolution tribe – including its 5G programme, Internet of Things business and other large network infrastructure programs. Renee was one of the founding tribe leads through Spark’s agile transformation and has held various roles leading Spark’s mobile business, and in it’s Ventures portfolio.

With a passion for leveraging technology to improve sustainability and productivity outcomes for communities, businesses and individuals, Renee brings more than 20 years’ global experience in corporate strategy, business transformation and customer experience to her role. Before joining Spark in 2017, Renee spent time with Air New Zealand, Macquarie Group and Accenture. She has a first-class honours degree in Engineering, specialising in Automation & Control.

Renee also sits on the Board of the Rural Connectivity Group, a joint venture between New Zealand’s three mobile network operators to bring better mobile connectivity to rural parts of the country, and Spark’s wholly owned technology delivery and service subsidiary, Entelar Group.

Renee is mother of three and lives in the beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand.

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