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Felicity Ross is NBN Co's new corporate affairs boss. Felicity Ross is NBN Co's new corporate affairs boss. LinkedIn.

NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has appointed former Jobs for NSW advocacy director Felicity Ross as its new corporate affairs lead from 18 July.

Ross will replace Karina Keisler who announced her resignation in February.

A statement from NBN Co said Ross would bring more than 20 years’ experience of managing stakeholder relations and communications in both private and public sectors.

She has expertise in large, high-profile, complex organisations in Australia and overseas, including London’s Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard, the UK Home Office, Serco, Westpac and the NSW Government.

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow said: "NBN Co has benefitted greatly from Karina’s leadership over the past four years. She has built a high-calibre team and has worked hard to inform the conversation internally and across the media, government and industry.

"She has introduced new platforms across social media, employee communications and media engagement, including NBN Co’s regional interface, NBN Local. Karina has been a passionate advocate for diversity and has been an active spokesperson for NBN Co.

“Felicity will lead the team on its next phase and will continue to report on our progress, clarify the facts, and help manage the reputation of the company.

"She brings significant experience in leadership roles with high-profile brands and challenging environments."

Ross has a post-graduate diploma in Communications Management from London Metropolitan University, and a BA from Macquarie University, Sydney.


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