Telecom Career: Telstra appoints new corporate affairs head

08 Sep 2017

Telstra names Carmel Mulhern corporate affairs head

Telstra has promoted Carmel Mulhern to take on the added responsibility of the company’s corporate affairs group, in addition to her existing role as the company’s group general counsel.

Mulhern will take over the role of group executive of corporate affairs from Tony Warren, who will leave Telstra on September 22 after serving the Australian incumbent for 15 years. Warren will take a newly created position as group general manager for communications and public affairs at ANZ Banking Group.

In a statement, Telstra CEO Andy Penn said Mulhern is “a natural fit” for the expanded role.

“Carmel has been at Telstra for 17 years and in that time has shown tremendous leadership protecting Telstra’s reputation and managing risk across our business,” Penn said. “Carmel is well suited to this new role, having a strong knowledge of government, a central role in Telstra’s most sensitive communications for many years, and a keen sense of corporate responsibility.”

Megaport appoints Tim Hoffman CTO

Megaport has tapped former Twitter global network head Tim Hoffman as its new chief technology officer.

Hoffman will join the Australian interconnection services provider on October 1 and report directly to Megaport CEO Vincent English.

“Tim was integral in leading the development of some of the most critical networks in New Zealand’s telecommunications infrastructure over the previous decade,” English said in a statement.

“His tenure with Twitter enabled him to design a network that could deliver exponential growth. In the last year, Megaport has experienced record revenue growth of 298%, strong product and service uptake, and has expanded its global footprint.”

Hoffman joined Twitter in late 2014, leading the global network team and was responsible for worldwide infrastructure, including all interconnection, backbone and content distribution infrastructure, and global data centers.

Prior to that, Hoffman was a network engineer at CloudFare.

Christopher Slaughter to step down as CASBAA CEO

CASBAA said its chief executive Christopher Slaughter will step down from his role, effective December 31, after serving the industry association for five years.

Slaughter will continue as CEO through the remainder of the year while the company searches for his successor.

During his tenure as CEO, Slaughter has spearheaded structural reform of the organization, created new events, and delivered on CASBAA’s aim to represent, inform, and connect its membership, said CASBAA chairman Joe Welch.

Slaughter was appointed CEO of CASBAA in October 2012, and had previously served as convention director in 2004.

Before joining CASBAA, Slaughter held leadership roles in global and regional production, research, and news organizations, including APV, The Yankee Group, CNBC, and Asia Business News.

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