Lee was previously general manager strategy, wholesale & regulatory at TransACT Communications. He joined TransACT in 2001 and held various roles there including: capex manager, network delivery manager, business & strategic planning manager. Before joining TransACT he spent 17 years with Telstra, where his last role was as senior technical manager.
According to IIA, at TransACT he was active on a number of key legislative and industry matters, authored numerous submissions and provided input on the policy and regulatory framework for telecommunications, the delivery of online content, media convergence and the National Broadband Network.
Steve Burrell had been named as CEO in June 2011 to replace long standing CEO Peter Coroneos, but in September 2011, shortly before he was due to take up his appointment, decided against doing so.
Announcing Lee's appointment, the IIA said: "Peter tasks will be to execute the strategic vision and objectives of the board as we begin the next phase of the IIA's journey with a more contemporary focus, firmly fixed on matters relating to the digital economy and productivity, eCommerce and the issues most important and relevant to our members."
IIA chairman, Bruce Linn, said: "Given the continued growth, development and evolution of the Internet in Australia, the IIA Board recognised that a significant evolution of the organisation was also necessary in order to remain relevant to our members and maintain our momentum.
"I am confident, that Peter will be able to provide the IIA with the guidance and leadership vital to our continued active and effective representation of the issues facing the Internet in Australia."
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