Menu
David Thodey appointed Telstra CEO

David Thodey appointed Telstra CEO

Telstra replaced two leaders on Friday, with chairman Donald MCGauchie resigning on the same day new CEO David Thodey was appointed.

Board member Catherine Livingstone replaces McGauchie as chair, effective immediately.

Thodey's previous role was Telstra's enterprise and government director, and he begins his tenure as CEO when Sol Trujillo leaves Telstra to return to the US.

Thodey, who joined Telstra eight years ago, was CEO at IBM's Australian and New Zealand operations.

"This company plays an important role in Australia, keeping millions of people reliably in touch across this vast country and across the world," Thodey said in a statement.

"Our strategy remains unchanged: to continue to provide customers with world-class products and services. The key to Telstra continuing to win and to serve customers will be finishing our transformation that started nearly four years ago. Completing the transformation will enable us to deliver a superior customer experience and the financial outcomes that our shareholders expect," Thodey said.

McGauchie resigns after five years as Telstra chairman.

"Telstra's strength and ongoing performance are the paramount priority. It is my view that speculation on my tenure was a distraction to the business. Nothing should be allowed to get in the way of David and the management team getting on with the important job ahead of them," McGauchie said in a statement.

Telstra's CFO, John Stanhope, has been appointed an executive director of the board and board member Peter Willcox has resigned due to his concern that the James Hardie judgment may cause Telstra embarrassment.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Telstrainternational news

Featured

Slideshows

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 500 technology leaders in Auckland on 21 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards
Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments