Mark Darras appointed inaugural chair of TUSMA

Currently serving on Australia Post board

The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has appointed Mark Darras as the inaugural chair of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA).

TUSMA was established on July 1 last year to manage contracts and grants for the delivery of a range of important telecommunications safeguards, including the Universal Service Obligation and the delivery of the emergency call service.

Peter Harris has been acting chair of TUSMA since its inauguration.

Darras’s four-year term as the chair of TUSMA will take effect from March 1.

He is currently serving on the Australia Post board, which he will step down from in late March.

Darras has been with Australia Post since 2008 and a member of the Takeovers Panel since early 2012.

He has also had extensive experience in business, financial management and the law.

“Darras is a special counsel with Sparke Helmore Lawyers and an experienced company director who holds a number of board positions in both the government and private sectors,” Conroy said.

Conroy said Darras’ commercial and legal experience complements the experience of the other TUSMA board members.

“This will help TUSMA continue to ensure telecommunications services are delivered efficiently and effectively to the Australian community, including in regional and remote areas,” Conroy said.

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