Telstra organisational re-structure

Telstra has announced changes to its organisational structure with new responsibilities for its senior executives.

Ted Pretty has been appointed group managing director (GMD) of a new group called Telstra Technology, Innovation and Products, which brings together Telstra Technology with business unit product development areas, network technologies, IT systems and the Telstra Research Laboratories. Pretty also joins the board of TelstraClear and will join the board of Reach Ltd.

Telstra CEO, Ziggy Switkowski said the new group would have a strong commercial focus with objectives including delivering productivity gains in Telstra's IT platforms and stimulating and commercialising innovation from Telstra's research and development programs and to provide a stream of "appealing new products and services to contribute to profitable organic revenue growth" and optimising Telstra's relationships with its technology providers and developing relevant partnering models.

Switkowski said Doug Campbell, who has successfully led both Telstra Technology and Telstra CountryWide during 2003, returns to head the expanded TCW group whose customer base and revenue accountability was doubled in the changes made earlier this year.

Telstra's chief financial officer and GMD, Finance and Administration, David Moffatt, will be replaced by John Stanhope after being appointed as GMD, Telstra consumer and marketing.

Moffatt is also appointed president, international and will become chairman of Telstra's Hong Kong wireless company, CSL, while remaining on the board of REACH Ltd.

Switkowski said the changes are part of an initiative to continue aligning the company's structure with customer needs and its corporate strategy.

All appointments are effective from October 1, 2003, according to Telstra.

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