Monday, 17 August 2020 09:38

Mobile industry lobby group AMTA appoints TPG's Lloyd as new chairman

New Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association chairman Dan Lloyd. New Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association chairman Dan Lloyd. Courtesy AMTA

TPG Telecom's Dan Lloyd has been selected as the new chairman of the mobile industry lobby group, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, following the resignation of Telstra's Jane van Beelen.

A statement from the association said the appointment of Lloyd, the chief strategy officer and corporate affairs director at the former Vodafone which is now part of a merged entity with TPG Telecom, had been confirmed on Monday.

AMTA chief executive Chris Althaus said: “Dan brings 20 years of telco experience including the last six years on the executive team at Vodafone (now TPG Telecom).

"This experience will be invaluable for AMTA as we work together to address the key challenges surrounding the evolution of a 4G/5G ecosystem and the increasingly critical role of mobile connectivity – particularly given the unprecedented implications of COVID-19.”

The AMTA board also confirmed the appointment of two new directors: Brian Miller, Network and Technology Regulation Principal at Telstra, who replaces Jane van Beelen; and
Michael Riches, chief executive of Axicom, who replaces Graeme Barclay.

Lloyd told the AMTA board that van Beelen has made a significant and sustained contribution to AMTA, the mobile sector and her employer.

“Jane’s enormous contribution has spanned well over two decades and has always reflected the key attributes we all aspire to – leadership, respect and the highest quality inputs on a vast array of regulatory and policy issues that crossed her path at both Telstra and AMTA," he said.

"We all offer our sincere thanks to Jane for her exceptional contribution and wish her the very best for the future.”

The board also recognised and thanked Barclay for his contribution.

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