Tata Consultancy Services Strengthens New Zealand Leadership

Brett O’Riley Appointed NZ Advisory Chair

AUCKLAND | MUMBAI, March 22, 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced the appointment of technology executive Brett O’Riley to a senior role.

Mr O’Riley has been named advisory chair for the company’s New Zealand operations with a remit to help shape the TCS business strategy in New Zealand and expand its client base.

The appointment was announced today by the head of TCS New Zealand, Rohit Anand, and TCS Vice President and ANZ Regional Head, Anil Snehi. 

TCS is India’s largest services company and has announced its intention to expand its New Zealand operations. The company is already helping major New Zealand companies take full advantage of the rapid pace of digital transformation, with clients including many of the NZX TOP 20.

Welcoming Mr O’Riley’s appointment, the Head of TCS New Zealand, Rohit Anand, said:

“Brett is an innovative New Zealand businessman and a seasoned executive who has helped drive the successes of the NZ technology sector. He has experience in building business networks and his deep appreciation of the ways in which digital technology is capable of shaping our lives for the better will be invaluable to TCS as we expand our New Zealand operations to meet the needs of our existing clients and expand the business in to new sectors.”

Mr O’Riley said:

“Digital technology and its uses are growing at an exponential rate. The advanced work that TCS is doing in fields of robotics, cloud computing, big data and cybersecurity is breathtaking. We have a Silicon Valley in our own hemisphere and we need to work much more closely with it. I’m excited by the possibilities that TCS presents to continue to drive New Zealand’s own global leadership in the fields of technology, research and industry innovation.”

Mr O’Riley has extensive experience in IT, innovation strategy and international business development. Most recently chief executive of Auckland’s economic growth agency Ateed for five years, Mr O’Riley was previously deputy chief executive, business, innovation and investments, for the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and founding chief executive of NZ Tech, which represents New Zealand’s leading technology companies. 

He is an experienced company director and held senior roles during 14 years with the Telecom group (now Spark) including Southern Cross Cable Network.

Andrew Sholl
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