NBN Tasmania has upped its headcount with the appointment of former Telstra staffer Adrian Inch as general manager.
In a statement, NBN Tasmania said Inch was also involved in Acacia Australia’s bid for work on the National Broadband Network (NBN) and he is already employed by NBN Co as a senior architect.
"Adrian brings to NBN Tasmania deep experience in telecommunications, particularly in managing large scale infrastructure projects," NBN Tasmania, Executive Chairman, Doug Campbell, said. “The National Broadband Network will play a critical role in providing new economic opportunities in Tasmania and the Board and I are pleased to have appointed a senior executive of Adrian’s calibre."
Inch will be located in Hobart and report directly to Campbell.
In mid-November, NBN Co announced former British Telecom employee and current AAPT consultant, Claire Rawlins, will take on the role of chief information officer (CIO), while the Queensland premier's chief of staff, Mike Kaiser, will become principal for government relations and external affairs.
Both companies – NBN Tasmania and its parent, NBN Co – are understood to be continuing to employ heavily through recruiting agencies despite the debate around Telstra's separation and the NBN Senate Select Committee calling for a cost-benefit analysis.
The Federal Government also recently a $23.8 million funding advance to meet the strong demand for the Australian Broadband Guarantee.