The Communications Alliance has appointed former People Telecom chief executive officer, John Stanton, as its new CEO.
The appointment follows the August 2009 decision of then CEO, Anne Hurley, to step down from the Communications Alliance in early 2010. Hurly had been in the role for six years.
According to Communications Alliance chairman, Michael Lee, Stanton would bring a deep understanding of the Australian and global communications environment to the CEO role.
“We believe the wide range of experience he will bring to the role will be a great asset to our organisation,” he said in a statement.
“Given his recent experience as chief executive of People Telecom, John also brings a strong awareness of the issues facing telcos and their customers in this highly competitive industry.”
Stanton official takes on the CEO role in April.
Hurley’s efforts at the helm of the Communications Alliance were recignised by Lee, and in this month with presentation of ATUG Chairman’s Award for Industry Contribution in 2010 to Hurley.
In October the Communications Alliance also released its vision of the network architecture required for the NBN to deliver a broad range of network, application and content services to end users.