Meet Our Executive Leadership Team

Zane Fulljames | Chief Executive Officer

Zane returned to NZ with his wife of 16 years and 4 young children after being invited to join NZ Bus in 2008 from Royal Dutch Shell after more than twenty years offshore leading transformational programs across multiple sectors that included Banking and Finance, Technology, Pulp and Paper, Civil Construction, Food , Television, Logistics and Oil and Gas.

Zane’s keys to success have been his ability to reengineer & redirect organizational focus in the delivery of sustainable performance outcomes, creating environments within that by setting people up for success along with providing development opportunities for employees; fostering stakeholder relationships by establishing environments based on trust, involvement , engagement at all levels and delivering what he says he and his team will deliver.

“The challenge of delivering true partnership models where parties are aligned on objectives, value differences and leverage from respective areas of expertise to provide the best value outcomes for customers, shareholders, employees and stakeholders alike is what gets me out of bed each morning along with a clear recognition that people are my business and without them none of which we strive for is possible“

“It’s also important to have fun and not take yourself too seriously, life’s too short for that”

Scott Thorne | GM Strategy

Scott joined NZ Bus in 2006 and was responsible for financial management, business technology, governance and risk management. In November 2011, Scott was appointed to the position of GM Strategy, where he is now responsible for the delivery of major projects within the business. Prior to joining NZ Bus, Scott spent 9 years in the energy industry where he held a number of senior commercial and financial roles within Vector and Natural Gas Corporation. He started his career with PWC in audit and advisory.

Carl Stratton | Chief Financial Officer

Carl Stratton leads the Finance Team at NZ Bus with responsibilities for Financial Management, Governance, Procurement and Payroll. Carl has been with NZ Bus for six years and was appointed to the role of CFO in November 2011. Prior to joining NZ Bus, Carl was employed as a Manager in KPMG Wellington’s tax division.

Ian Gordon | GM Fleet

Ian came onboard as the new General Manager for Fleet in May 2014. Prior to this appointment, Ian was Rail Assets Manager at GWRC. He has held other senior roles across various local and central government agencies including the Ministry of Defence. Ian brings significant strategic capability to the executive team and is dedicated to the fleet and maintenance teams’ roadmap.

Mike Scott | Chief Information Officer

Mike Scott joined NZ Bus in June 2014 as Chief Information Officer. Previously, Mike held the position of Head of Product Technology at Sky Network. Having also held other senior roles in the finance sector and local government prior to Sky, Mike is a seasoned professional and will bring valuable insights to NZ Bus from his multi-sector experience.

Tonia Haskell | Chief Operating Officer Southern

Tonia Haskell was appointed the Southern area’s new Chief Operating Officer in July 2014. Having an extensive senior management background, and holding high profile and complex roles in the telecommunications sector, we welcome Tonia onboard. Tonia is an excellent addition to our team and is looking forward to working with NZ Bus’ stakeholders and staff across the region.