Teresa Pollard

Teresa Pollard

Teresa Pollard

Head of Northern Region | Datacom

(Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa)

Head of Northern Region, Datacom

Raised in South Auckland, Teresa always dreamed big and wanted to run companies and “go big” from a young age. Teresa was raised by hard working parents and an amazing grandmother who encouraged her to aim high and be the best she could be. From school in Manurewa, then on to University, she originally trained in business and then medicine, but soon fell into technology sales. From there she moved to Singapore to manage regional sales across Asia Pacific and then onto New York to lead engagements for the Xerox Corporation. 

Back to NZ, and after 2 tamariki, she moved to Microsoft, and then some time at New Zealand Trade & Enterprise to support the growth of Maori innovation and Maori companies with aspirations to grow and scale.

Today, Teresa is the Head of the Northern region for Datacom – NZ’s largest IT company which has over 3000 staff in NZ alone and another 4000 globally. Teresa leads teams of Developers, Technologists, Project Managers and Solution Architects across Tauranga, Hamilton and Taranaki, developing solutions for customers and communities.