Bartlett has an extensive career in technology and innovation, government, and governance and prior to entering parliament in Tasmania he worked in the information technology and telecommunications sector, including in roles as chief information officer and industry development specialist.
Bartlett was Premier of Tasmania from 2008 until 2011 and since leaving politics he has worked with regional economies, industry sectors and communities around Australia to prepare strategies for maximising economic and social renewal underpinned by broadband and digital technologies. He also holds a number of governance roles in emerging technology companies.
Fronde acting chairman Sandy Maier said Bartlett’s background in technology, government, and governance, along with his knowledge of the Australian market, “are all extremely relevant to our strategy to grow our business in both the public and private sectors in New Zealand and Australia”.
“Fronde offers a wonderful opportunity at the intersection of all of those things. Fronde’s great strength in the New Zealand market uniquely positions us to deliver expanded services and rapid growth in the Australian market and I am looking forward to guiding Fronde’s strategy in new markets and new technology platforms into the future.”