Previous | Next

Back to IT100
Home Page >>

The Information Technology 100


Telecom Cp New Zealand

Following a recent marketing blitz, the big Kiwi telecommunications company has begun clawing back market share from challengers like Britain's Vodafone and Australia's Telstra. Vodafone, which entered the market six years ago, had increased its cellular services share to 60%, but has seen that cut to 54% as Telecom New Zealand fought back.

CEO Theresa Gattung, 43, has repositioned the telecom giant as an aggressive broadband player. And it's working: Profits from its old, core fixed-line telephony and international calls operations keeps plunging while the broadband business is on the rise. Telecom New Zealand also is growing its Australian business where its AAPT unit is a distant No.3 player in a fiercely competitive market.

Company Info

Revenues* $3.8 BILLION
Revenue Growth 5.2%
Return on Equity 34.4%
Total Return29.5%
Profits* $544.6 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

  Related BW Stories

"Telcos Can't Afford To Stand Still"

Telecom: The Merger Is The Message

Company Snapshot

Telecom Corp. of New Zealand Limited provides telecommunications products and services in New Zealand and Australia. It provides various telecommunications products and services, including local, national, international, and value-added telephone services; cellular and other mobile services; data and internet services; equipment sales and installation services; and leased services and directories. The company’s business segments include NZ Wired, NZ Wireless, International, Australian Consumer, and Australian Business. Telecom Corp. of New Zealand Limited is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

No. of Employees


Data provided by Capital IQ
Theresa E.  Gattung

Theresa E. Gattung


Theresa Elizabeth Gattung has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Telecom Corp. of New Zealand Ltd. since October 1999. She had previously been Group General Manager Services and before that General Manager, Marketing. Ms Gattung graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Victoria University in 1987 and a Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours, with majors in Economics and Marketing) from the University of Waikato in 1983.