NBN Co taps Telstra wholesale lead to replace Rousselot in ‘expanded transformation-led role’

NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia’s national broadband network has named Will Irving as its Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer.

With less than twelve months of intensive construction left, NBN Co said Irving’s depth of corporate experience and leadership would prove critical to help the national network builder transform into a full-scale service delivery company.

“Will’s proven track record in telecommunications will allow NBN Co to evolve our operating model and maintain a sharp focus on our customer-led strategy,” said NBN Co CEO Stephen Rue.

NBN Co said Irving’s appointment followed JB Rousselot’s decision to leave after six years of outstanding service. “In that time JB has held a number of key roles across the company from leading our strategy team through to scaling our network operations,” Rue added.

“JB’s contribution will be felt for many years to come,” Rue continued. “Since joining NBN Co he has been a key member of the leadership team and a driving force in ensuring that NBN Co is well positioned to complete the build by June 2020.”

Irving joins NBN Co following two decades at Telstra where his career spanned the legal and regulatory portfolios. More recently, he headed the telco’s wholesale business including forming and leading Telstra InfraCo.

Rousselot will remain with NBN Co until October to ensure a seamless handover. Irving will commence his new role on 1 October.

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