Com Tech loses Mansfield to Telstra

Bob Mansfield resigned as the chairman of Com Tech to avoid a conflict of interest that may arise through his new role as the chair of Telstra.

He said the close relationship between networking specialist Com Tech and Telstra could lead to a "potential possible conflict".

"One of the realities I had to face up to is that with Telstra being one of Com Tech's customers, I couldn't be chairman of both," he said.

"It's going to be very invigorating," Mansfield said of his new role.

Mansfield's four-year term as non-executive chairman at Telstra begins in November. He made the announcement last week at Com Tech's annual user conference.

* Ellen Cresswell travelled to Coolum as a guest of Com Tech.

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