Executives

Image of Bill MorrowBill Morrow
Chief Executive Officer

Bill Morrow was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NBN Co in December 2013. He joined the company in April 2014 with a remit to ensure all homes, businesses and communities across Australia can have access to high speed broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices and at least cost to taxpayers.

Mr Morrow is well known for his global experience in leading complex turnarounds and capital intensive start-ups. His industry experience spans Fixed Line Broadband Services, Fixed Wireless, Mobile Wireless, and Gas and Electric Utilities.

Prior to his present role, he served as CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia in Sydney, CEO of Clearwire Corporation in Seattle, and CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco. Previously he was CEO of Vodafone's Europe region through Vodafone Group PLC and ran the group’s businesses in Japan and the UK.

Mr Morrow holds an Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Condie College and a B.A. in Business Administration from National University in San Diego.

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Greg Adcock
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Greg Adcock has been appointed to NBN Co as Chief Operating Officer on 7 November 2013.

Mr Adcock was previously executive director of NBN and Commercial Operations at Telstra.  He has spent the past 20 years at Telstra and was a key member of the Telstra team that negotiated the Definitive Agreements between Telstra and NBN Co.

His previous roles at Telstra include strategy and business planning, capital management, contract establishment, operational process optimisation, regulatory compliance, and strategic projects.

Prior to Telstra Greg worked in and around major projects in IT services with various roles at Lindemans Wines, GE, and Aristocrat including the computerisation of manufacturing and accounting systems. His involvement in the project to build the New Parliament House in Canberra provided him an excellent grounding and insight into the complexities of project management and the construction industry.

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Image of Kevin BrownKevin Brown
Head of Corporate and Commercial

Kevin Brown is responsible for supply management, procurement, commercial strategy and the management of NBN Co's Definitive Agreements with Telstra and Optus, as well as overseeing the company's human resources, legal and facilities functions.

Mr Brown was formerly Executive General Manager, People at Qantas for 8 years and a member of its executive committee. Prior to joining Qantas in 2001, Mr Brown held a number of senior executive positions at Nortel Networks, based in the USA, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Australia. His roles included Vice President, Business Development, Asia Pacific as well as global responsibilities for human resources.

He has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of New England, and an MBA from the University of Sydney.

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Caroline LovellCaroline Lovell
Head of Regulatory Affairs and Industry Analysis

Caroline Lovell is responsible for NBN Co's engagement with communications industry regulators on the formulation and implementation of the regulatory regime applying to NBN Co; the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Media and Communications Authority and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman; and for engagement with NBN Co's customers and other stakeholders on communications regulatory matters.

Ms Lovell also oversees the company's revenue forecasting and industry analysis functions, and the Industry Engagement Team which is responsible for managing NBN Co's commercial supply arrangements with customers (including the Wholesale Broadband Agreement).

Ms Lovell joined NBN Co in July 2010, as Principal, Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining NBN Co, Ms Lovell was a partner of law firm Clayton Utz, where she was the joint head of the firm's Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice and advised on a wide range of projects for government and private sector clients.

Ms Lovell was educated at the University of Sydney and graduated with first class honours degrees in Law and Arts.

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Image of Gary McLarenGary McLaren
Chief Technology Officer

Gary McLaren is responsible for defining the technology requirements of the National Broadband Network.

Mr McLaren has 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry with senior engineering roles at Telstra and Siemens. He was a member of the Senior Management Team at Request DSL which successfully rolled out one of Australian's first competitive DSL broadband networks between 2000 and 2004, before the company was merged with PowerTel.

From 2004, Mr McLaren provided consulting services to various companies in the telecommunications and IT sectors with an emphasis on commercialisation of new technologies. These companies included Optus, Telecom Fiji and Telecom NZ-owned AAPT.

He joined NBN Co in 2009 from his role as lead consultant working on Australia's National Broadband Network project for the Communications Alliance, the self-regulatory body responsible for developing guidelines and policy for the Australian telecommunications industry.

He has degrees in Engineering and Law from the University of Melbourne.

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Image of Robin PayneRobin Payne
Chief Financial Officer (Acting)

Mr Payne is responsible for overseeing financial aspects of NBN Co's business activities.

He joined NBN Co in 2009 as General Manager of Planning & Development and was instrumental in developing the company's initial Corporate Plan.

The following year he was appointed the company's lead negotiator on the Definitive Agreements with Telstra that were concluded in March 2012 and which unlock the infrastructure that will enable the large-scale rollout of the fibre optic network.

Mr Payne worked for a decade at KPMG in the UK and Australia, specialising in banking and finance. Subsequently, he spent a further 10 years at Macquarie Bank in project and structured finance for the investment banking division and helped pioneer the bank's expansion into South East Asia. He was a co-founder of the Asia-Pacific digital media company, Anytime PTE.

Mr Payne holds an honours degree in economics from University of Cambridge.

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Image of JB RousselotJB Rousselot
Head of Strategy and Transformation

JB Rousselot oversees NBN Co’s strategy and corporate planning functions as well as the implementation of a comprehensive transformation framework including continuous improvement and quality improvement for Australia’s largest national infrastructure project.

He joined the company in October 2013 bringing to the business extensive experience in the telecommunications and media sectors.

He has previously held senior roles at Telstra including the Executive Director of Voice, BigPond and Media.

He was the CEO of IP telephony start up, Interline;  an Executive Director of the Australasian Media and Communications Fund; and has worked in consulting and investment banking.

JB holds a an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of management (USA) and a Masters Degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France).

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Image of John SimonJohn Simon
Head of Product and Sales

John Simon joined NBN Co in January 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of product management and sales.

His accountabilities include developing and managing the life cycle of the NBN's product portfolio, and ensuring that it is aligned with industry needs and underpins the NBN Co corporate plan.

Within his portfolio, he is also accountable for delivering NBN Co's revenue targets and customer experience goals of its key channels to market, the Retail Service Provider (RSP) community.

Mr Simon is an established executive in the converged ICT market, with over 30 years' experience.

Mr Simon spent the last 11 years working for Singtel Optus in various roles including Managing Director of its Corporate, Government and Key Account Division (Optus Business). He also had responsibility for Optus' SMB division and prior to moving to NBN Co was the Managing Director of Strategy, Transformation and Customer Experience for Optus.

Prior to Singtel Optus, Mr Simon worked in the ICT industry for a range of companies including Telstra Multimedia and General Electric in various executive leadership roles. Mr Simon holds an MBA from the AGSM (University of NSW, Sydney).

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