Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:24

Aussie Broadband board gets pre-IPO makeover

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Incoming Aussie Broadband chair Adrian Fitzpatrick Incoming Aussie Broadband chair Adrian Fitzpatrick

RSP Aussie Broadband has appointed a new chair and two replacement directors.

Aussie Broadband has appointed Adrian Fitzpatrick as its chair.

"Adrian will bring a wealth of financial management experience and leadership as Aussie prepares to go public," said Aussie Broadband managing director Phil Britt.

"He shares Aussie's strong values and vision to change the game for all telco customers in Australia."

Fitzpatrick previously held senior leadership and management positions at Pitcher Partners, and was one of the firm's founding partners.

"I'm very excited to be joining such a fast growing and highly respected internet service provider," said Adrian. "Today the internet is no longer considered a luxury item but a necessity. Like water. Like gas. Like electricity. I am extremely proud to help develop the future of this business during these very unique times."

Britt acknowledged the role played by outgoing chair Ian Watson: "I would like to thank Ian Watson for his outstanding service as chair. Ian has been with Aussie Broadband since the start and was behind the company's success in rolling our fixed wireless networks to the areas that needed it most. During his tenure as chair, he led the board through both the good times and more challenging times showing strong leadership and professionalism."

"Ian has played an instrumental role in helping Aussie Broadband grow from a regional internet service provider to the fifth largest provider of NBN services in Australia today."

Watson co-founded Westvic Broadband in 2003, and created the Aussie Broadband brand in 2006. Aussie Broadband Pty Ltd was formed in 2008 by the merger of Westvic and Wideband Networks, and Watson chaired the Aussie Broadband board from that time.

Britt also noted the departure of non-executive director Scott Robson from the board. "I would also like to thank Scott Robson for his stellar service and expertise since joining the board. We wish him all the best in his next adventure."

The company has appointed two new directors.

Vicky Papachristos is on the boards of GMHBA Health Insurance and building products supplier Big River Industries. She has spent over 30 years in blue chip companies such as Shell, Westpac and Myer.

Richard Dammery was previously chief legal officer and company secretary at Woolworths Group. He has also worked for Telstra, Telecom New Zealand and AAPT in legal, regulatory and commercial roles, and was a partner at law firm Minter Ellison.

Britt, Aussie Broadband CTO John Reisinger and Westvic Broadband co-founder Patrick Greene remain on the board.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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