Spark boss Simon Moutter speaks to the Herald on his second-to-last day in charge of the telco. A broad-ranging interview covers the World Cup game that makes him the most nervous (hint: it's not the opener or the final), the Huawei 5G mess, and speculation about politics and corporate gigs.

Spark managing director Simon Moutter leaves the company with several crucial projects mid-flight - including the telco's contentious 5G upgrade and its effort to stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

It seems curious that a Type A personality would head for the door when so many plates are up in


Worth his salt?

Curtains for Huawei

Unfinished business: the World Cup

Advice for his successor