Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris defends his decision to outsource jobs, and opens up on his company's looming new owners, a move that could shake up the mobile industry, and a Spark Sport decision that could rile long-time partner Sky TV.

After number-two roles at TVNZ, MediaWorks and Spark, perennial bridesmaid Jason Paris finally landed a top role in November as he started as Vodafone NZ chief executive.

How was it to finally sit in the big chair?

"It's awesome," Paris tells the Herald as we settle into a wide-ranging interview.


"I drive to work and think what a privilege


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