Ian Bonnar took up the position of General Manager Corporate Relations in October 2014. He has overall responsibility for protecting and enhancing Chorus’ reputation with its stakeholders, and has been with the company since mid-2013.
Originally a technology journalist, Ian has worked in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, predominantly in technology industries. Before Chorus, Ian held a range of positions at Telecom, including Head of Communications, and he also worked as the communications lead on the UFB negotiations and the Chorus demerger. Prior to that he held senior positions at Air New Zealand and Westpac Bank.
Ian has also worked in a start-up environment, as the news editor of a London-based venture capital funded technology news website, where he was also responsible for building a network of European affiliate sites and launching the website marketplace.
He was born in the UK, enjoys travel, is a keen follower of soccer and cricket, and has three children.