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NBN Co brings on regulatory affairs chief

NBN Co brings on regulatory affairs chief

Seasoned lawyer, Caroline Lovell, will assist with the group's submissions on pricing and services to regulatory authorities

Caroline Lovett

Caroline Lovett

NBN Co has revealed seasoned lawyer, Caroline Lovell, as its new principal of regulatory affairs.

According to a statement, her initial priorities will be to help prepare submissions to various industry and regulatory groups including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Communications Alliance and state and government agencies.

NBN Co is due to handover its Special Access Undertaking submission on the National Broadband Network to the ACCC later this year outlining basic services offering and pricing.

Head of corporate services, Kevin Brown, said Lovell’s commercial experience, particularly in the communications sector, were a winning combination.

Lovell was most recently a senior partner at Clayton Utz law firm and starts in her new role on July 5. Her career highlights include advising Australian and international clients on regulatory implications of proposed activities and transactions. She also penned the text LexisNexis’ Communications Law and Policy in Australia and regularly participates in industry forums.

Lovell’s appointment comes a week after NBN Co appointed former Sun managing director, Jim Hassall, as head of product development and sales. A spokesperson said it now has over 230 employees.

Earlier this week, the Government opened the NBN Network Operations Centre in Tasmania. ASX-listed ISP, iiNet, has also already launched pre-emptive pricing and is signing customers up for its NBN services in the Apple Isle.

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