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ENTIRE NBN BOARD offers to walk the plank: report

Directors take nuclear option so Turnbull can do likewise

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The chair of NBN Co, Siobhan McKenna, has tendered her resignation to the new communications minister Malcolm Turnbull, along with those of the organisation's entire board, according to Fairfax Media.

In this report, the Sydney Morning Herald notes that the move would open the door for Turnbull to appoint former Telstra CEO and nuclear physicist Ziggy Switkowski to head up the project. The government would also, of course, have to recruit and appoint a new board, something which would have to go to cabinet.

The SMH says the resignations were offered on the basis that the board didn't have the confidence of the incoming government (although El Reg notes that a board that didn't have confidence in the incoming government might have taken the same action).

The future of NBN Co has been a matter of speculation ever since it became clear that the election earlier this month would result in a change of government. At the end of last week, the government was also leak-floating the idea that NBN Co be split into separate operational and construction businesses.

NBN Co's CEO Mike Quigley has already announced his departure from the company, stating in July that he was “retiring from corporate life”. He remains at his post while the company searches for a replacement. ®

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