The board of Communications Alliance has announced Chief Executive Officer, Anne Hurley, will relinquish her role in 2010.
In a statement, Hurley said that although her decision was a difficult one she believed the time was right to move on and pursue a different position.
“I have been thinking about this for some time and flagged it with the board when I reviewed my contract earlier this year” she said.
“I feel privileged to have represented the communications industry for the past five years.”
Hurley was enthusiastic about the future of the telecommunications industry stating progress made in areas such as technical and operational solutions, protection for customers and unified positions on policy issues were "world class".
“These achievements stand us in good stead for our latest role at the forefront of the industry’s NBN preparations” she said.
The announcement was made by Communications Alliance Chair, Neville Stevens, who praised Hurley’s work for the Australian telecommunications industry.
“Anne has presided over the Communications Alliance during the most significant growth period in the communications industry’s history” he said.
Stevens said the board is now looking for a new CEO to continue Hurley’s work and take the industry into the digital era.