Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Incubator Success Story Appoints New CEO

DataCol Press Release

Incubator Success Story Appoints New CEO

20 July 2005. - New Zealand technology innovator DataCol today announced the appointment of Jason Rogers as its new group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as part of the company's expansion plans.

Existing managing director and founder Grant Thomson is assuming a new role of Executive Chairman.

"Our business has grown rapidly over the last three years," said Thomson, "and we have developed intellectual property and capability that will help us grow in several new market areas."

Mr Thomson said several new fully-owned subsidiaries were being formed under the DataCol group to focus on these different market opportunities.

A member of the Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 growth index for the last three years, DataCol provides meter reading services for 50% of the New Zealand electricity market.

"We needed to strengthen our structure to cope with growth and to add management skills complementary to my own.

"There are plenty of examples where companies have struggled because the entrepreneur founder has not bought in management expertise when it is needed - I didn't want to make that mistake."

DataCol's new CEO Jason Rogers has a background in private company management, as well as private equity and investment banking, in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Jason is a former director of corporate finance with Sir John Beckwiths Private Investment Coy in the United Kingdom. He is currently Chairman of Auckland security company Matrix Security Group, and holds directorships with Whakaue Holdings and Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands.


Headquartered in Christchurch and with offices in Auckland and Wellington, DataCol provides technology and services to utility companies. Formed in 2001, the company has featured in the Deloitte NZ's Fast50 and Deloitte's Asia Pacific Technology Fast500 indexes. DataCol is privately held and has 280 staff.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news