Spark Future Director departs, Customer Director appointed

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by Jessica Amir

Spark (ASX:SPK) Future Director Nagaja Sanatkumar stepped down after an 18-month term with the company.

Nagaja Sanatkumar, GM of global e-commerce at Icebreaker clothing, joined the board in September 2017 under the Future Director programme, run by the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

The program aims to give people the opportunity to participate in boardroom discussions. However, they don’t have voting rights and are not involved in decision making.

It comes just a day after Spark New Zealand announced Grant McBeath will become Customer Director from 1 July 2019.

Grant McBeath will replace the current customer director Jolie Hodson, who is stepping up to become Spark’s chief executive from 1 July 2019.

Shares Spark (ASX:SPK) are trading 1.15 per cent lower at $3.43. Year-on-year its shares are 7.4 per cent higher.

Jessica Amir

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Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.