Tuesday, 12 August 2014 06:12

New PR manager for Vodafone Australia


Vodafone Hutchison Australia has appointed veteran journalist Anthony Flannery as head of corporate media relations in Australia.

Flannery has more than 25 years ‘experience in Australian and New Zealand news organisations.

He is a former head of news and operations at Network Ten, head of news and current affairs at New Zealand’s TVNZ, and executive producer of Today and National Nine News.

“Anthony is one of the best operators in the business,” said Vodafone’s general manager for corporate affairs, Elise Davidson. “He brings with him a deep understanding of the Australian media landscape and a broad network of contacts.”

Flannery will be responsible for the business’s corporate media relations across media outlets around Australia, including network, strategic announcements and financial reporting.

 “I’m proud to be making this step to a company that is serious about offering great customer service and a great product to its customers,” said Flannery. “I’ve been impressed by Vodafone’s recent trajectory, and I’m looking forward to working with a company that is very much in the business of serving Australia.”

Flannery starts with Vodafone today.


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Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire. He is one of Australia’s longest serving and most experienced IT journalists. He is author of the only definitive history of the Australian IT industry, ‘A Vision Splendid: The History of Australian Computing.’

He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time weekly IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.



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