Connexionz Appoints Mark Figgitt as Board Director
Mark has a solid reputation in the New Zealand technology industry over the last 20 years having held several product development and senior management positions for companies including Telecom, Meridian Energy, Arc Innovations, and Airways New Zealand. Throughout his career he has been involved in technology, initially as an engineer and project manager and latterly in management and leadership of technology focussed companies.
He is the Director of Development at Change Healthcare, leading the software development activities in New Zealand and Australia, and is responsible for ensuring global product integration within the wider Change Healthcare global group.
Connexionz Board Chair Tony Kan said, “We are delighted to have Mark join us on the Connexionz Board and adding his skillset to the table. Following the retirement of Bruce Sheppard who stepped down as Chair and Director of the Board in April, we have been seeking a new Director with the skills and experience needed to help grow the business.
“We are focussed on our US expansion strategy and strengthening our market position and product offering. Mark’s appointment will bring valuable experience of business and product development strategy to the Board and considerable technical knowledge and expertise. We look forward to benefitting from his contribution.”
Mr Figgitt says, “My focus and strength are on developing and executing strategies that deliver profitable growth for the business. Since arriving in New Zealand my career has included pivotal management, product development, business development, marketing and general management roles that have been both rewarding and successful. I am passionate about technology and business success, and I am excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to the Connexion Board.”
Mark has held previous governance positions as Board member at Flightyield International and Board Member Strategy & Planning for Olympia Gymnastics. Once his position become effective, the Connexionz Board will again consist of five directors: Tony Kan, Brian Olorenshaw, Richard Riley, Mark Figgitt, and Samford Maier.