Leadership Team

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Sophie Moloney
Chief Executive

Sophie is an accomplished New Zealand media leader who brings deep international experience to the Chief Executive role. She joined Sky UK in 2003 and has held senior commercial, legal and strategic roles at Sky New Zealand, Sky UK, Sky News Arabia, Abu Dhabi Media and OSN. 

Sophie returned to New Zealand with her family in 2018 and, prior to being appointed Chief Executive, was the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. Sophie is proud to lead Team Sky. 
She is deeply committed to creating an environment for talented people to thrive, no matter their backgrounds, and to ensuring Sky continues to thrive as a responsible and sustainably profitable, Aotearoa-focused business.

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Daniel Kelly 
Chief Customer Officer

Starting at Sky in October 2020, Dan was our inaugural Head of Broadband and quickly made his mark leading the successful launch of Sky Broadband. His leadership of Sky Broadband and later the Sky Box programme saw him move into the position of Chief Customer Officer in November 2021. In this role Dan is responsible for Sky’s Products and Marketing teams to deliver the products and services that matter most to our customers.

Prior to joining Sky, Dan gained a wealth of experience within Australia's telecommunications industry, working for premier Australian telco’s such as Telstra, Optus, and Vocus. During his time there, he achieved several notable career milestones including leading the marketing launch of Telstra's pioneering IPTV product, played a pivotal leadership role in managing the largest consumer broadband business in Australia and the delivery of Australia's largest Wi-Fi network.

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Jonny Errington
Chief Content & Commercial Officer 

Jonny brings 25 years of media and legal experience to the Chief Content & Commercial Officer role.  Since joining Sky over ten years ago, Jonny’s passion for content and the nurturing of commercial partnerships has led to him overseeing the teams responsible for content strategy, partnerships, creation and operations. Jonny has negotiated a number of our key Sport and Entertainment deals, along with leading out on strategic commercial activities.  Jonny’s prior experience includes roles at Warner Bros., Xerox and Spark, along with legal roles in Europe.

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Ciara McGuigan
Chief Financial Officer

Ciara joined Sky in March 2024 as the Chief Financial Officer marking a new chapter in her career in international finance management. With nearly 25 years’ experience spanning the media, telecommunications and retail sectors, Ciara has cultivated her expertise across regions including the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. Ciara's journey led her to New Zealand in 2013, where she held the CFO positions at Vodafone, MediaWorks and TVNZ.

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Lauren Quaintance
Chief Media and Data Officer

Lauren joined Sky in March 2023 as Chief Media and Data Officer. Lauren is highly experienced at leading teams and embedding an entrepreneurial culture in organisations and has previously held executive roles at Fairfax Media in Australia where she was involved in developing new streams of revenue and accelerating the shift to digital. As a co-founder of a content marketing business (later acquired by NewsCorp) she honed her understanding of client needs working closely with major brands such as IAG, Microsoft and Telstra. Lauren was recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year at the B&T Women in Media Awards in Australia. A former journalist, she has a long-held interest in the business of media which she studied on a fellowship at Oxford University in the UK and while obtaining a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York. She is a director on the Crusaders (Super Rugby) board and NZX-listed Turners Automotive Group.

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Chris Major
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Chris joined Sky in 2013 as Director of Government Relations and took on the Corporate Affairs portfolio in 2017.  She is responsible for crew, media and stakeholder engagement, legal and government relations, and Sky’s sustainability work programme, including our Sky for Good and See Your Possible commitments.  
Prior to Sky Chris was Head of Communications at The Treasury and Ministerial Advisor for Rugby World Cup 2011.  She worked in the Beehive for a number of years and spent five years at law firm Chapman Tripp as Head of Business Development.  She is on the board of Blues Rugby.

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Antony Welton
Chief Operations & People Officer 

Antony joined Sky in February 2022 as Chief Operations & People Officer, with a key focus on continuing to transform Sky’s ways of working and empowering our people to do their best work. He is a highly skilled executive with extensive experience in operations, people and strategy, including a number of years with Vodafone New Zealand. Prior to joining Sky, Antony was Chief Employee Experience Officer at Whakarongorau Aotearoa, a call centre business providing Telehealth services.