Meet The Team

Our team are passionate about bringing connectivity to rural New Zealand.

Andrew Button

Executive Programme Director
021 554 477

Andrew has more than 25 years global experience in building and leading high performance teams in the telecommunications sector. His background includes roles in finance, corporate treasury, sales, marketing and operations. In those roles Andrew was instrumental in delivering exceptional customer experience, positive and sustained employee engagement and exceeding stakeholder outcomes.

Richard Spencer

Head of Procurement and Commercial

Richard has worked within the Telecommunications industry in either operational, commercial or procurement roles for the last 17 years. Prior to joining RCG, Richards’s predominant focus was Network Procurement for both Spark and Vodafone.

Krishna Guda

Head of Finance
021 277 1464

Krishna has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry across diverse global markets. He has been a key contributor to major growth ventures including acquisitions and innovative start-ups. As a finance professional Krishna brings a wealth of commercial nous to his RCG role where he is responsible for RCG’s financial management, innovative systems, operational development and enabling good governance.

Brad Clarke

Head of Acquisition and Planning
021 541 027

Brad is a property consultant with specialised expertise in the telecommunications and infrastructure sector, having worked on RBI1 and for several mobile network operators for many years.

Caitlin Metz

Engagement Manager
021 033 1116

With a varied background in communications, project management and stakeholder engagement Caitlin is passionate about investing in well managed stakeholder engagement to deliver outstanding results. Caitlin has led the stakeholder engagement programmes for national infrastructure projects involving sub-marine telecommunications cables, rural wireless broadband and fixed line broadband.

RCG Board Members

  • Tony Baird, Vodafone
  • Colin Brown, Spark
  • Paul Mathewson, 2 degrees

RCG Shareholding

The Rural Connectivity Group is jointly and equally owned by Vodafone, 2degrees and Spark.