Telstra's CEO David Thodey has decided that it's time to make some changes to his top management team that he says are designed to align the executive structure with company goals.
First on the list is the appointment of Hewlett Packard exec Gordon Ballantyne as managing director of its consumer and channels division. Changes are also afoot in Telstra's marketing group. Kate McKenzie, Telstra's former group managing director of strategic marketing, will become chief marketing officer, while current managing director of customer experience Robert Nason, will oversee corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. Beginning in June, J-B Rousselot will replace Justin Milne as the company's executive director of voice, broadband and media.
"We are completing five years of heavy investment in new and improved networks and technology," Thodey said in a statement. "To fully leverage our position as a technology leader we now need to review our operating model to ensure we have the most efficient structures and processes in place."
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