Our Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team ensures Callaghan Innovation is operationally sound and fit for purpose.

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Vic Crone

Vic Crone

Chief Executive

Vic has significant executive and governance experience in technology and innovation. She brings a strong customer focus, and a track record of leading and implementing strategy, and building organisational culture.

Vic was previously the Managing Director of Xero, NZ and New Markets, following executive roles at Chorus and Telecom New Zealand.

Vic is Chair of the Stats NZ Advisory Board and Figure.NZ Board. She has also been an Independent Director on the Boards of a number of companies and organisations in the technology sector, including RedShield, Creative HQ and the Hi-Tech Trust.

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Kirsty Bellringer

Chief Financial Officer

Kirsty joins us from Chorus, where she was most recently Head of Capability for Customer and Network Operations. Kirsty has forged a career in finance, working as a graduate with KPMG before getting into the telecommunications sector, where she has spent most of her career.

Kirsty has extensive experience in corporate finance, business planning and strategy development. Since 2014 she has held various finance and transformation roles at Chorus NZ, where she honed her skills analysing risk and opportunity to provide evidence-based sound recommendations; analysing and managing complex trade-offs; and leading/championing strategic change across complex ecosystems.

Kirsty graduated from Massey University in Palmerston North with a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in accountancy. She is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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Jen Cherrington