NZ Organisation Structure

Nexans NZ Senior Management Team
Michael Pienaar

Michael Pienaar
Country Manager & CEO

Michael immigrated to New Zealand from South Africa in 2001. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Operations Management at Auckland University and joined Nexans in 2005. He has held various roles in sales and management and brings over 15 years of commercial leadership to the business. His experience in commercial operations enables a sustainable and customer-centric focus for the business.

Glenn Forsyth

Glenn Forsyth
Supply Chain Services Manager

Glenn started with the company as a Mechanical Draughtsman in September 1981. He left the business for a period of time before returning in October 1998 to manage the Supply Chain department. He has held various roles in cable manufacturing, including process design, product development and creation of production management and planning systems. He is currently the Supply Chain Service Manager responsible for overseeing the planning, inventory, procurement, logistics and distribution functions.

David Skvor

David Skvor
Operations Manager

David is the Operations Manager for Nexans New Zealand and is responsible for all production and manufacturing facets of the business. He started with Nexans in March 2003 as a Production Technician, and continued in this capacity throughout several areas of the factory until being promoted to management in 2011. Prior to joining Nexans he worked in the aviation and steel industries.

Letitica Leath

Letitica Leath

HR Business Partner

Letitica joined the business in 1997 as HR Assistant. She has held various support and management positions within the HR team, and now leads all Human Resource functions for the New Zealand business.

Stephen Youngman

Stephen Youngman

Commercial Operations Manager

Stephen joined Nexans in April 2018, and brings 20 years prior experience within the industry in both Finance and Commerical support roles. Stephen recently spent 3 years in America working for the largest tool company in the world in a commercial finance role. With his extensive knowledge of the industry, business processes and analytical skills, he heads up the Commercial Operations function for the business.

James Johnston

James Johnston

National Sales Manager - Wholesale

James joined the business in 2012, bringing with him over 16 years of experience in the cable industry. He commenced in the role of National Business Development Manager D&I before taking up the role of National Sales Manager D&I in 2013. James' extensive knowledge of the electrical industry sees him managing supply contracts and trade agreements for wholesale and contractor customer's.

Simon Perks

Simon Perks

National Sales Manager - Utilities, Industrial and Pacific

Simon joined Nexans in April 2012 as Demand Manager before taking on the role of National Sales Manager for utilities and supply networks in August 2015. Simon obtained a Bachelor of Honours in Business Studies at the University of Coventry, and worked for various industrial companies in the UK before immigrating to NZ. He has a diverse experience in a variety of roles ranging from supply chain and procurement to sales and management.