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Shaun Rendell stories

Shaun Rendell is a significant figure in the New Zealand telecommunications and technology landscape, demonstrating a career marked by leadership and strategic growth. His expertise spans managerial roles, having transitioned from the acting CEO of Renaissance to the CFO and then CEO at Kordia, where he spearheaded operations leading to the company's robust growth in telecommunications and cybersecurity sectors.

During his tenure, Shaun oversaw strategic acquisitions and service expansions that centralised around enhancing New Zealand's technology infrastructure and cybersecurity resilience. Notable achievements under his leadership include securing major contracts with government bodies and launching initiatives like the Kordia Cyber Academy, aimed at addressing skill shortages in the cybersecurity realm. His contributions have notably steered his companies through technological transformations, aligning them more closely with modern digital needs and security challenges.

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Neil Livingston steps in as interim CEO at Kordia
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Neil Livingston to take over as interim Group CEO of tech firm Kordia on 2nd April 2024, bringing three decades of industry experience and leadership.
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Kordia CEO Shaun Rendell steps down for health reasons
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Shaun Rendell resigns as CEO of New Zealand's leading telecom and broadcast org, Kordia, citing health concerns; tenure marked by expansion into cyber security and cloud services.
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Kordia appoints Emily Reeve as Executive General Manager of Legal & Risk
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Emily Reeve steps into the role of Executive General Manager - Legal and Risk at Kordia, utilising her strong legal pedigree and industry experience.
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Paulette Cotter appointed Chief People & Sustainability Officer at Kordia Group
Mon, 27th Mar 2023
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Kordia appoints Paulette Cotter as Chief People and Sustainability Officer to lead its people, culture and sustainability strategy.
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Kordia poaches new GM from NZ gov spy agency
Fri, 18th Nov 2022
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Kordia appoints Hamish Beaton as GM of Cyber Security Advisory, overseeing a team of skilled consultants providing advisory services to clients.
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Kordia and Tait Communications score $1.4B NZ Govt contract
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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Kordia and Tait Communications have been chosen by the New Zealand Government to deliver a secure digital radio communications network for emergency responders.
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Kordia launches second annual Cyber Academy to address NZ cyber skills shortage
Fri, 30th Sep 2022
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Kordia Cyber Academy launches to address New Zealand's cybersecurity skills shortage, offering practical training to enter the industry.
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University scholarship honours former Kordia CEO Scott Bartlett
Fri, 4th Mar 2022
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ASB, Kordia and the University of Waikato have announced a new scholarship to provide financial support to outstanding students.
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Kordia launches Cyber Academy scholarship to boost Kiwis' cybersecurity skills
Thu, 7th Oct 2021
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The Kordia Cyber Academy will award scholarships to 12 participants, who will detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents every day during the course.
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Dialpad selects Kordia as NZ telco partner
Tue, 3rd Aug 2021
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Kordia will not only be a Dialpad reseller but will also become the New Zealand SIP/calling provider for every local Dialpad implementation.
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Kordia acquires Auckland managed security services firm SecOps NZ
Wed, 30th Jun 2021
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Kordia strengthens its cybersecurity services with the acquisition of managed security services provider SecOps NZ.
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Kordia acquires Auckland-based managed IT firm Base2
Mon, 3rd May 2021
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Kordia Group CEO Shaun Rendell says it's a natural progression of the company’s services as IT and telecommunications converge.
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Kordia names Shaun Rendell as new CEO
Mon, 25th Jan 2021
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Kordia Group has appointed former CFO Shaun Rendell at its new CEO, following the recent death of the late CEO Scott Bartlett.
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Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Tue, 15th Dec 2020
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Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
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Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
Fri, 2nd Oct 2020
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Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down to focus on health after battling brain tumours. Search for new CEO underway.
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Kordia’s return to profit beats company forecast
Wed, 29th Aug 2012
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Shift from broadcast to broadband helps communications company post profit increase beating forecast figures in the process.
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Former Renaissance boss joins Kordia
Mon, 20th Aug 2012
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Shaun Rendell, former acting CEO of Renaissance, transitions to CFO of Kordia, bolstering its telco-oriented growth.
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Renaissance’s new CEO resigns
Thu, 16th Aug 2012
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A month after officially losing their Apple distribution contract, Shaun Rendell has resigned from his role as Renaissance CEO.