The Local Fibre Company will contract with Northpower to build the network, and in turn Northpower may contract with other suppliers and contractors to assist. Crown Fibre Holdings funds the cost of fibre “passing” (the connection that runs down the street), as it is completed and signed off to specifications, and then it becomes operational. The partner, Northpower funds each “drop” (the connection from the premise to the fibre in the street), as it hooks customers up.
The Local Fibre Company may then contract Retail Service Providers to provide wholesale services. The Local Fibre Company will operate only at the wholesale level - it doesn’t sell services directly to end users. In turn, Retail Service Providers use the Local Fibre Companies' wholesale products to create retail Ultra Fast Broadband based services which are sold to residents, businesses, schools and health premises.
Northpower Fibre is overseen by a Board of Directors comprising of two Government representatives, two Northpower representatives and a Chairperson.
Jo is Chair of Northpower Fibre, Chair of Landcare Research, Founding Chair of Leadership New Zealand and a director of other companies and organisations. She was formerly CEO of the Northland Regional Council and then of the Auckland Regional Council. She has spoken on and facilitated programmes on leadership, strategy and organisational change worldwide.
Graham is Chief Executive of CFH. He was previously CEO of Cogent Communications. He has held numerous senior management positions at Telecom New Zealand. A chartered accountant, he also has a considerable corporate finance background having held senior roles with Brierley Investments, Electricity Corporation and Transpower.
Mark has over three decades electrical engineering experience and has grown Northpower considerably since taking over as CEO in 1998. Mark has extensive experience in business and organisational development.
Nikki has been a Director of Northpower Ltd since 1995 and is also Director of West Coast Energy - Northpower’s contracting subsidiary in Australia. Nikki has vast experience in contracting and strategic management.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Commercial Officer of CFH, Sean was Chief Executive at twenty4media and INL. Sean previously held senior positions at Saturn Communications and TelstraSaturn.
Northpower Fibre CEO
Darren joined Northpower in 1996 and has been instrumental in the company securing the Whangarei UFB build. Prior to his appointment as Northpower Fibre CEO, Darren was Northpower’s longstanding Marketing and Fibre Manager.
For Whangarei Local Fibre Company Limited's Financial Statements please
our 2012 Annual Report.