Melissa Anastasiou is the general counsel of Spark New Zealand Limited and is responsible for oversight of the legal and compliance functions, providing Spark with strategic legal and commercial guidance, ensuring the business acts lawfully and with the utmost integrity. Ms Anastasiou joined Spark in 2009 and undertook a range of legal roles across the organisation before being appointed as group general counsel in 2012 and to the Spark leadership squad in July 2018. Ms Anastasiou is the executive sponsor for Spark's wholesale business, a director on a number of Spark subsidiary boards (including Spark New Zealand Trading and Spark Finance Limited (NZX Listed Issuer).
Prior to joining Spark, Ms Anastasiou spent a number of years as a senior legal counsel for UK mobile provider Telefonica O2.
She also has experience working for corporate law firms in Auckland and the UK.