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News Change of leadership at Connetics 17 APRIL 2020

The Connetics Board is pleased to announce that John Thompson will remain Acting CEO of Connetics for a further period of six months.

The Connetics Board had no hesitation in extending John’s acting role while they establish their requirements for the future. John has been stewarding Connetics through some very challenging times caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and they are pleased to know Connetics is in the right hands during this period of uncertainty.

John stepped into this role in September last year when Jono Brent stepped back as CEO of Connetics to work on the long-term future of Orion Group (Orion and Connetics). Jono has now resigned as CEO of Connetics to embark on the next phase of this project in his new role as ‘Group Transformation Lead’.

Jono demonstrated extraordinary leadership during his nine and a half years as CEO. During this time, he led the organisation through the 2010/11 Christchurch Earthquakes, the expansion of Connetics operations into Wellington and Central Otago, and the introduction of the ‘Safety Differently’ philosophy.

More recently, his 2020+ vision has created a compelling future for Connetics ‘to lead the way in creating a new possible future for our industry’. His new role as Group Transformation Lead is in service of this vision and his passion for unleashing human potential.