Mark O'Connell, Vocus (NZ)

2021 HRD Global 100

chief people officer

One of this year’s HRD NZ Hot List winners, Mark O'Connell, chief people officer at Vocus New Zealand, has some three decades of HR experience. He has been with Vocus for five years, after working 12 years as human resources director at CallPlus Group. He was also previously HR manager at Hesketh Henry for four years. O’Connell started his career in HR when he joined Drake International in 1996, where he was responsible for executive recruitment.