Fortysouth appoints Alex Ball as Chief Financial Officer

Friday 03 February 2023

Fortysouth has appointed Alex Ball as Chief Financial Officer following an executive search conducted by SEQEL Partners. 

Fortysouth is New Zealand’s leading independent digital infrastructure partner and is owned by offshore infrastructure investors InfraRed Capital Partners and Northleaf Capital Partners, and Infratil of New Zealand. The business recently acquired Vodafone’s tower assets, providing the company with the largest national tower portfolio in New Zealand - covering over 98% of New Zealand’s population.

Alex brings a wide variety of expertise in finance, transformation, risk, regulatory strategy, stakeholder relations and engineering. He has significant experience operating as the finance leader in a range of complex infrastructure centric businesses including Vector, TelstraClear and Transpower, New Zealand’s national grid operator. Most recently Alex was CFO at EROAD, an ASX/NZX global software company.

Alex commenced his career with Ernst & Young, progressing to Partner in the financial services practice. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and is a Member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.