After six years as Unwired’s CEO, David Spence has passed the torch to VividWireless chief, Martin Mercer.
Spence was charged with running Wireless Broadband Australia, formerly known as Unwired Group, the umbrella organisation which included Unwired, UnwiredBusiness and ubowireless brands.
VividWireless is also part of the group but was managed separately by Mercer. The former Telstra director of marketing was hired last year to oversee the company’s $50 million WiMax 4G network rollout in Perth. The network has been touted as the first of its kind in Australia and is expected to be implemented across all other major capital cities.
Both Unwired and VividWireless are subsidiaries of the Seven Network. In a statement, Unwired group chairman, Ryan Stokes, said the network rollout would be a major part of the business and added it was the appropriate time to consolidate the businesses under VividWireless’ CEO.
There is no word on where Spence will move on to at this stage. He had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.