Alcatel-Lucent has hired four senior staff to cover its business in New Zealand and the Pacific Island. Mike Davies joins as general manager of mobile. He was previously at Vodafone where he was general manager of network and services for the past six years. He also spent seven years at IBM in New Zealand and the UK and 15 years at Fujitsu. Nick Brown, who was previously at Telecom, joins the company as head of communications and brand. Brown spent six years with Telecom where he worked in a variety of roles across the Xtra, corporate affairs and retail divisions. Steve Christman has joined as radio network manager where he will lead the Radio Frequency team for Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile operations. Christman was also based at Telecom. Richard Fraser returns to Alcatel-Lucent as solutions director across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He will be based in Auckland. He has spent the last three years working with Alcatel-Lucent in Europe, most recently as director business strategy and development for digital media solutions. Alcatel-Lucent has more than 800 staff with regional offices in Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch.