Feeds

AAPT boss gets gov gig

Set to head Infrastructure NSW

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Paul Broad, the outspoken CEO of Australian telecoms company AAPT, is said to be leaving the industry to take on the top job at Infrastructure NSW.

The newly-elected NSW Liberal state government is understood to have head-hunted Broad, who is no stranger to government roles. He started his career working with Treasury in Canberra, and was managing director of Hunter Water and Sydney Water. Also before joining the telecommunications sector, he headed EnergyAustralia for seven years, transforming it from a public, government utility to a competitive national retailer of gas and electricity.

The Sun-Herald reported on Sunday that his appointment will be announced “within days.”

It also said that the board of Infrastructure NSW would include former John Howard advisor and CEO of Sydney Airport, Max ‘the Axe’ Moore-Wilton. Last week, a former NSW Liberal premier, Nick Greiner was appointed chairman.

Part of Infrastructure NSW’s remit will be to prepare a 20-year infrastructure strategy for the State and supervise Restart NSW, a capital fund that will assist in building essential infrastructure, including public transport.

AAPT and its parent company Telecom New Zealand have yet to comment on the speculation.

Broad has been CEO of AAPT since 2007, when it acquired PowerTel where he had been CEO, a transaction that put A$7m in Broad's pocket. TNZ acquired AAPT as part of its unsuccessful foray into Australia, and last year it sold AAPT's consumer business to iiNet.®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones
Met Police calls for mandatory passwords on all new mobes
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'
Don't pretend it's a freedom of speech issue – interim commish
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report
Man at hardware store was right: name brands DO last longer
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco
'Reset rating keeps secrets on one-dole-to-rule-them-all plan', say MPs
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.