27 Aug 2013

2degrees appoints new chief executive

1:48 pm on 27 August 2013

Telecommunications company 2degrees has appointed a new chief executive after former boss Eric Hertz died in a plane crash in April.

Chairperson Stewart Sherriff has been appointed to the role after serving as a board member and then chairman for several years.

He will resign from his role as chief technology officer at Trilogy International Partners - 2degrees' majority shareholder - and move with his wife from Chicago to New Zealand.

Mr Sherriff has been filling in as interim chief executive over the last five months.

2degrees says the appointment follows a global search for Mr Hertz's replacement.