Arrivals & Departures: Spark welcomes returning marketing hotshot

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Spark Home, Mobile and Business has appointed Clive Ormerod as its new general manager marketing.

Ormerod joins Spark after a seven-year career at Nike, where he held a number of key senior commercial and marketing roles on the Nike executive team for UK and Ireland, responsible for all retail, brand communications, digital marketing, and consumer experiences, across one of Nike’s most critical markets globally.

Spark Home, Mobile and Business ceo Jason Paris said: “We are seriously excited to have someone of Clive’s calibre moving into this crucial role for our business.

“As we approach our first anniversary as Spark we are looking to take our customers’ experiences, our commercial results and our brand to the next level – and Clive is just the man for the job. He has shown at Nike that he can lead teams to success in fast, complex and competitive markets, with a relentless focus on the end consumer.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming him back to New Zealand – and welcoming him to Spark – later this year.”

Clive Ormerod said: “Spark has an inspiring vision. I am excited by the opportunity and potential of the brand and business. The company is on a journey of change, where our future success will come by always starting with the consumer, and through continuous innovation in technology and digital services. I really look forward to the role that I can play in that.”

He was born in Africa, and moved to New Zealand for university, graduating from the University of Auckland with a BCom, majoring in Marketing and International Business. He will start the new role at Spark on Monday 2 November.

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