Chorus Appoints Kate Jorgensen as Non Executive Director

Monday 04 May 2020

Chorus, New Zealand’s leading broadband infrastructure provider, has announced the appointment of Kate Jorgensen as a Non-Executive Director, following a search conducted by SEQEL Partners. Kate will also become a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee from 1 July 2020.

Kate has held a number of senior leadership positions within the telecommunications, infrastructure and construction industries in New Zealand. Most recently, she was Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone New Zealand. Prior to that, Kate was Chief Financial Officer of KiwiRail, Chief Financial Officer of Fletcher Building's $2.5B Infrastructure Division and a senior audit manager for KPMG.

Chorus Chairman Patrick Strange noted Kate brings significant financial, audit, governance and commercial experience to Chorus that will complement and strengthen the Board’s existing skill set. “We look forward to her joining the Board at the beginning of the new financial year and contributing to the future success of Chorus,” he said. Kate says that she is looking forward to contributing her skills and experience to support New Zealanders taking up world class broadband connectivity. “Chorus, now more than ever, has an essential role to play in New Zealand’s future, as the quality and reliability of Chorus’ broadband network underpins so much of what the country must achieve socially, economically and in the broader community in these challenging times.”