Wednesday, 30 January 2019 10:38

NBN Co appoints 30-year financial veteran as CFO

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Philip Knox, NBN Co Philip Knox, NBN Co

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has appointed former APN Outdoor executive Philip Knox as chief financial officer.

Knox, who will take up his post on 6 February, joins NBN Co with more than 30 years of financial experience, most recently as chief financial officer at APN Outdoor.

Knox also held CFO roles at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Austar and, from his time at Austar, has extensive experience in delivering telecommunications services across regional and remote Australia.

NBN Co chief executive Stephen Rue said Knox was joining at the same time that nearly three in four Australians could now connect to the NBN network.

“I am delighted to welcome Phil to NBN Co at such an exciting stage of the rollout. Phil is an accomplished financial executive with extensive experience across the technology and media industries," Rue said.

“Phil has an outstanding track record of delivery and hands-on experience across key financial disciplines that will be critical in the final two years of the rollout.”

“I have keenly watched the rollout of the NBN access network over the years and during that time been impressed at the scale and achievements of the company. I’m excited to join NBN Co and play my role in helping to enable Australia’s digital future,” said Knox.

NBN Co said Knox’s appointment followed an extensive global recruitment process undertaken by an executive search firm following Rue’s appointment as chief executive in August 2018.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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