NBN Tasmania gets general manager

Ex-Telstra executive takes the job in Hobart

Former Telstra staffer, Adrian Inch, has been named general manager of NBN Tasmania.

The company is a subsidiary of NBNco and will oversee the rollout of the high-speed National Broadband Network (NBN) in its home state. Tasmania will be a test bed for the $43 billion Government funded network, which is expected to be completed across Australia in eight years time.

Inch has been in the communications industry for 18 years and held engineering and senior management roles in Telstra, including general manager of project management. He is currently the senior architect at NBNco.

The new position is based in Hobart and Inch will be reporting to NBN Tasmania’s executive chairman, Doug Campbell.

“The NBN will play a critical role in providing new economic opportunities in Tasmania and the [board of directors] and I are pleased to have appointed a senior executive of Adrian’s calibre,” Campbell said in a statement.

Earlier this month, former shadow broadband minister, Senator Nick Minichin, lambasted the appointments for NBNco and its subsidiary. He claimed the companies were a “dumping ground” for Labor supporters, and cited recruitment of Federal Labor staffer, Jody Fassina, on the board of NBN Tasmania in August as an example.

A spokesperson for broadband minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, refuted Minchin’s claims, stating appointments were independent merit-based decisions.

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