Leadership team

Johnathan Eele

Chief Executive Officer

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Johnathan has more than 20 years’ communications industry experience in New Zealand and overseas where he has held leadership roles spanning the wholesale, enterprise, government and consumer sectors. He also has significant regulatory affairs experience. Before joining Enable, Johnathan was based in Auckland as Chief Executive – Enterprise, Government and Wholesale at Vocus. Prior to that, his career included founding Black + White; a specialised business telco as well as working in the UK, Ireland, USA and New Zealand for companies such as Cable & Wireless, Hutchison Whampoa, and Telecom NZ (now Spark). His roles have covered marketing, procurement, product management, sales and general management.

Johnathan and Rebecca moved to New Zealand in 2004 and enjoy supporting their sons Digby, who is an avid sailor and Oscar, who is passionate about basketball.

Ed Beattie

Chief Operations Officer


Ed joined Enable in September 2018 to lead the operations team; he is a seasoned senior executive with almost 40 years in the telecommunications industry. Ed has worked at the forefront of several significant broadband initiatives since the 1990s. He brings with him a drive to create a strong sense of community within the business and within the community we operate. He is passionate about leadership development to produce high performing teams and therefore a high performing business. Originally from Dunedin, Ed moved to Christchurch in 1999. Most recently he was in the executive team at Chorus (2008-2018) and Telecom before that (1989-2008).

David Cooper

Chief Commercial Officer

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David joined the Enable Team in June 2021 to lead the new formed Commercial Team. He has an extensive telecommunications background having held a raft of various roles both in the UK for Virgin Media and O2 and here in New Zealand for Vodafone. David’s key areas of experience cover Commercial, Marketing, Sales, and Strategy. He is passionate about delivering results for customers, previously helping two organisations move to Agile ways of working to increase their customer focus. The opportunity to help take Enable into their next stage adding even more value to the community, a key reason he joined

David and his young family have recently relocated to Christchurch from Auckland, they're excited to experience all the great things Canterbury has to offer.

Natasha Wong

GM People and Culture


With over 20 years’ experience in human resources and operations management roles, Natasha brings a wealth of knowledge ranging from people and performance management, to health and safety to Enable. She is particularly passionate about creating a high performance culture within the organisation that has a direct positive impact on the quality of service and experience Enable provides customers.

Natasha is passionate about women’s rugby and has played an active role as participant and development coach since the early 1990’s. She is currently the Manager of the Canterbury Women’s Rugby Team.

Warren Maslin

Chief Financial Officer

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Warren joined Enable in February 2018 to lead the Finance team. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in chartered accountancy, large-corporate commercial and accounting roles, and has held a number of CFO positions. Warren has worked on a number of development projects in the natural resources sector and more recently in irrigation development. His career has included undertaking feasibility work and developing and implementing complex financing solutions including; undertaking equity raises, project financing, negotiating debt and leasing facilities and managing due diligence processes.

Born and raised in Southland, Warren has lived in Canterbury for the past 19 years. Most recently he was CFO for Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (1999 to 2010) and Commercial Manager/CFO for Central Plains Water Limited (2012 to 2018).

Alexia (Ali) Khan

General Counsel

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Ali joined Enable in July 2017. She has over ten years’ in-house and private practice experience having worked in a diverse range of industries including technology, energy, commercial property and corporate commercial. In her last role, Ali was General Counsel and Company Secretary for a NZX listed company.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Ali now resides in Christchurch and is a proud Crusaders and All Blacks supporter.

Ali holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of British Colombia.

Paul Newbound

Chief Technology and Risk Officer

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Paul led the operational rollout of Enable’s fibre infrastructure along with managing Enable’s corporate risk.

Paul is an experienced delivery and commercial director of large scale programmes and a chartered engineer (EU). Prior to his role at Enable, Paul has directed large scale governmental transition programmes across Australia and engineering and product development programmes in the telecommunications/ICT sector.

Paul is driven by both the transformational potential of fibre broadband and the challenge of deploying large-scale infrastructure in the unique Christchurch recovery environment.

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