Southern Cross Cables Limited selects new CEO
Southern Cross Cables Limited announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Laurie Miller as Southern Cross’ new President and Chief Executive Officer. Miller will assume the new role on March 1, 2019, leading Southern Cross into the start of the new fiscal year.
The Southern Cross cable network is comprised of 30,000km of submarine fibre, 15 access locations, operating across four countries, and employing an expert team of 17 people worldwide.
“I am honoured to have been elected as Southern Cross’ next President and CEO,” said Miller. “It is a privilege to be part of an organisation that delivers high quality services and innovative solutions for its clients.
“Southern Cross has a great culture, the broadest submarine cable capability in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled it to grow strongly. Building further on that success with Southern Cross NEXT is a challenge I accept with confidence and determination. I am passionately committed to placing our clients and staff at the absolute centre of everything we do to continue Southern Cross’ legacy of success.”
Speaking on behalf of the board, Southern Cross Cable Network Director, David Havercroft, said: “We are pleased to have Laurie on board and look forward to leveraging his expertise and track record to steer Southern Cross and the Southern Cross NEXT project forward.”
Miller succeeds Anthony Briscoe, who will retire from Southern Cross at the end of its fiscal year but will remain with the company in the interim, in a consultative role, to ensure a smooth transition in this critical period.
“We very much appreciate Anthony’s efforts and his service to Southern Cross since his appointment nearly five years ago. Anthony has been pivotal to Southern Cross successfully driving the Southern Cross NEXT project to its current point,” said Havercroft. “We wish Anthony every regard in his retirement and well-earned break after years of significant contribution to both Southern Cross and the international telecommunications industry.”
Prior to his role as President and CEO of Southern Cross, Miller held key roles as Head of Wholesale and Interconnect at 2degrees Limited, and as President and Country Manager in Sparks’ former US operation Telecom New Zealand USA Limited. Miller has an extensive background in management and sales over a 27-year career in the International Telecommunications Industry, starting with Telecom New Zealand in 1991.