Monday, 12 December 2016 11:55

Vodafone confirms Millroy as CTO

Kevin Millroy, Vodafone Australia Kevin Millroy, Vodafone Australia

Vodafone Australia has appointed 30-year telecommunications industry veteran Kevin Millroy as chief technology officer to replace Benoit Hanssen who left the telco in August.

Millroy has been acting CTO since Hanssen’s departure, after three years in Australia, to take up a new post with the Hutchison Group.

Millroy joined VHA in 2013 as general manager access network delivery. Prior to VHA, Millroy was head of Cornerstone for a network infrastructure partnership between Vodafone UK and O2, and regional operations director at Vodafone UK where he led the development of the company’s 3G capability and oversaw the deployment of 3,500 sites. He also previously worked for Ericsson and Cellnet.

Vodafone chief executive officer Iñaki Berroeta said Millroy was the right person to lead the company’s network and technology strategy.

“Kevin knows our network inside out, and has played a critical role in leading the teams which have built the network our customers love and trust.

“As general manager Access Network Delivery, Kevin had responsibility for the rollout of network upgrade and expansion projects including the mobile black spot programme.

“Kevin’s priorities as CTO include the on-going expansion of our network, delivering fixed broadband in 2017, continuing the rollout of the fibre transmission network and preparing for 5G.

“Kevin is highly experienced, with more than 30 years working in the telecommunications industry globally, and I congratulate him on his appointment to the executive team.”

“We’ve got a very strong network roadmap, which includes fixed broadband and 5G, and I’m excited about everything we’ll be delivering for customers,” Millroy said.


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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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