NBNco adds two executives

NBNco adds two executives

The NBN company continues to grow, appointing a CTO and a head of network operations

NBNco has added two new executives to its growing brood.

The company, which was set-up to oversee construction of the Federal Government’s $43 million National Broadband Network (NBN), appointed Christie Bryce, Kevin Brown and Tim Smeallie to the board last month.

This time around, former lead consultant of the Communications Alliance, Gary McLaren, has been appointed CTO. He brings 25 years of telecommunications experience to his new NBNco position and will initially be in charge of scoping technology requirements, including the development of the network, system and service architecture, for the company, according to a statement.

Joining McLaren is Steven Christian, who has been in the telecommunications industry for four decades. The ex-Optus network managing director was named NBNco’s head of network operations and will focus on operational management and support requirements for the NBN.

In a statement, NBNco executive chairman, Mike Quigley, said the appointments were significant additions to the expanding NBN executive team. He was confident their skills and commitment would help ensure the company met its demanding targets over the coming months and years.

Both men will report directly to Quigley. NBNco is expected to announcement further appointments.

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