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The right team to allow you to concentrate on your business

Our team of qualified and experienced technology experts are available to provide our unique ‘can do’ attitude to our diverse client base across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our expertise and nation-wide presence, coupled with our company culture enables us to embrace projects which require experience and a unique technology innovative approach. Our team constantly seek how to leverage new opportunities created by emerging technologies as well as how to service existing infrastructure to enable longevity of investment.

Board of Directors

The Broadtech Group is supported by an experienced industry-savvy Board providing governance and expertise for our continued growth and expansion.

Susie Stone

Susie Stone is a respected industry professional with over 20 years’ experience at GM level in telecommunications and broadcasting businesses.

During her career she has gained extensive experience in growing successful businesses in NZ and Australia. In addition to her commercial focus, Susie also has extensive experience working in regulatory policy and government and industry relations.

Susie is a MInstD and is also on the board of Wine Grenade, an export agritech business.

Paul Hallowes

Paul Hallowes has held various senior roles within OneNZ, Ericsson, Spark and The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG).

He has more than 20 years’ experience in mobile networks primarily focused on deployment of Radio Access Networks (RAN) including site acquisition, design and build, and operations.

Paul has also held responsibilities for capital planning and investment and has led the implementation of next generation technologies including 5G.

He has a Certificate of Engineering from the RNZAF and 10 years’ experience covering radio, radar, electrical engineering, instrumentation and safety of life systems.

Merv Taylor
Managing Director

Merv started building cellular networks in the late 80s and joined the Broadtech Group in 1997 to create Sky Communications Ltd (SkyComms), a specialist cellular and microwave radio design and build company employing 100 staff with revenues in excess of $20M. He also expanded SkyComms to Australia with offices in Sydney and Melbourne with over 150 total staff.

More recently Merv was the Head of Technology, Design and Delivery (CTO) at The Rural Connectivity Group (RCG), a joint venture between Spark, OneNZ and 2degrees responsible for building a new circa 500 site 3G/4G network in rural New Zealand.

In early 2020 Merv returned to the Broadtech Group fulltime to take on the Managing Director role.

Leadership Team

Henry Wong
Head of Finance

Henry manages and controls the financial reporting and governance for all business units of the Broadtech group.

His extensive background includes senior roles in the film/media, manufacturing, water and aviation industries.

He is a CA and a long-standing member of the NZ institute of Chartered Accountants.

Lis Burt
Head of Sales and Marketing

Lis has had over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and management across various industries.

Graduating with degrees in Arts and Music she founded businesses specialising in luxury travel and high-end interiors. In 2017 she transitioned into healthcare, which has now led to her interest in wider communications technology.

Kevin Casbolt
Head of Networks

Kevin is head of Broadtech’s network company, JDA.

With 40+ years of power and telecoms experience he is responsible for the management of all network properties, tower-site infrastructure and technical facilities that belong to JDA and all third-party owned transmission facilities that JDA is contracted to manage.

Sally Casbolt
Head of Business Operations

Sally is responsible for operational functions across all Broadtech Group business units including commercial, project delivery, network operations, engineering, and logistics.

She has extensive experience in finance and telecommunications, with over 25 years in the cellular sector specialising in the design, build and operations of complex network infrastructure.

Max Million
Head of Project Delivery

Max leads our PMO with over 30 years of RF Projects experience, working in projects in the UK, Europe, Middle East and New Zealand.

He has managed operational support services and delivered complex projects for a range of clients in the Defence and Cellular Communications sectors.

Jan Rajwer
Head of Network Operations

Jan manages the network infrastructure for Broadtech, JDA and third-party networks including sites and facilities.

Jan has network management and operations expertise on a wide range of telecommunications technologies including digital television, FM radio broadcast, cellular, mobile, fibre, linking and managed nationwide WAN networks.

Bhawana Singh
Head of Health and Enterprise

Bhawana has a passion for technology and leads our Health and Enterprise team.

With over a decade of experience in Telecoms she was involved in the rollout of the NZ Digital TV Transmission Network and NZ’s first live sports streaming service. She has a Bachelor of Technology (BTech, Dist) and a Master of Engineering Studies (MES).

Keith Salter
Head of Engineering

Keith started as a Radio Technician in Auckland and now leads the engineering team at Broadtech. This includes spectrum licensing, RF engineering and electromagnetic emission reviews.

He has extensive experience in cellular, broadcasting, microwave radio, maritime and land mobile gained in NZ and Europe and is an Approved Radio Engineer (ARE).

Peter Mancer
Client Director Connectivity Solutions

Peter started as a Radio Technician and then worked in IT for 20 years in various engineering and sales roles. He built two companies, one specialising in computer networks and a specialist internet service provider that employed 30 staff.

Peter travelled widely, advising governments and operators in the Pacific, Europe, and Asia on Internet Filtering Technologies.

Donna Kavanagh
Client Director Audio / Group Marketing Lead

Donna has worked in the Creative Industry since 1989 and was the General Manager at Sound Techniques prior to joining Broadtech during the transition of business interests.

She has a Bachelor of Recording Arts specialising in audio engineering and has worked in production and post-production, in various roles on-set, in broadcast, film, marketing, events and in studios.

Ken Brooke
Client Director Broadcast Solutions

Ken has 50 years of experience in the electronics industry, starting as a radio serviceman in 1971.

He has worked in a wide range of sales and service roles in radio/television manufacturing, physiology, electronics, broadcast, satellite and audio and video production and post-production systems.

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