Telecom has appointed Chris Quin as chief executive of its retail division.

Quin is currently the head of the information technology arm, Gen-i, and will replace departing retail boss Alan Gourdie in the role from October 1.

Quin was in the running to replace Paul Reynolds as chief executive of the Telecom group but lost out to Simon Moutter who took over in the top job last month.

Quin has worked for Telecom for over 20 years and prior to his appointment as CEO of Gen-i Australasia, Chris was the general manager of Gen-i's New Zealand operations. This followed several roles across Telecom that included finance, sales and management.


Before joining the company he was chief financial officer and company accountant for Mitel New Zealand.