Larrie Moore has been appointed as the new chief executive of Crown-owned company Network for Learning Ltd (N4L).

N4L has provided over 2400 schools with fast, safe, uncapped internet via its Managed Network. The service, fully funded by the Government, means that every New Zealand student has reliable access to the internet.

Moore, best known for creating and launching mobile brand 2degrees, will start his new role on 7 February 2018.

N4L Chair Helen Robinson noted that he was a “proven business leader with a track record of launching and growing brands”.

Moore moved to New Zealand from the US with his New Zealand wife and three sons in 2005. In addition to 2degrees, Moore has previously held high-profile roles at Orcon, Vodafone, Fujitsu, Mars and GSK.

Moore says he is looking forward to joining N4L, describing the Managed Network as a “unique and significant proposition”.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining the business, with many opportunities ahead, partnering with education and technology organisations to help deliver the new government’s goals for education.

“I am really looking forward to working with the team to evolve and expand N4L’s operations ensuring we continue to meet the needs of the 811,000-plus students, teachers, and school staff using our services.”

Moore replaces Greg Woolley, who was interim chief executive for the past four months, and previously, John Hanna, N4L’s founding chief executive, responsible for connecting almost every school in New Zealand to the N4L Managed Network.

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