Telecom New Zealand chief executive Theresa Gattung will publish a book in March describing her seven years leading the telco, in an account being described as "no holds barred".
A spokesperson for publisher Random House today confirmed the book was due in March, although no further information was available. Several New Zealand media outlets have reported that the book is being publicised in the country as "inspirational and candid" and "no holds barred".
Its title has been set as Bird on a Wire.
Gattung took the reins at Telecom NZ in October 1999 at the age of 37 after previously holding a group general manager role at the telco. She joined the company after a career in marketing in the financial services sector.
Telecom NZ went through a significant period of change under Gattung, spurred at least partially by ongoing changes in the way the country's telecommunications sector is regulated; but also due to technological change. Many of the changes mirrored similar trends affecting Telstra in Australia and other former monopolist telcos in Europe.
Telecom NZ acquired one of Australia's largest telcos, AAPT, in 2000.