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.

2014 ARN Women in ICT Awards - Nominations close October 27!: Nominations have opened for WIICTA 2014 and will stay open until October 27. But don't be late, be among the first in and NOMINATE NOW!!!

Tags Adrian Lynchsenator conroyNational Broadband Network (NBN)Senator MinchinDoug CampbellNBN TasmaniaTelstra

More about etworkTelstra Corporation

ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article

Comments

Comments are now closed

 

Latest News

02:28PM
NBN Co posts $252 million loss in first quarter
01:44PM
Zellabox named finalist in RBS Innovation Gateway
12:14PM
McAfee targets SMB with new security suites
10:38AM
DataCore inks multi-year Transdev contract
More News
29 Oct
NewLease & Microsoft Technical Sessions
30 Oct
Ovum 2020 Telecoms Summit
30 Oct
NewLease & Microsoft Technical Sessions
05 Nov
vForum 2014
View all events