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Stuart Bird commences at Optus as Managing Director, Wholesale and Satellite

(21 November 2017 - Optus) Optus has announced that Stuart Bird, whose appointment was announced in May, has now joined Optus’ Executive Leadership Team in the role of Managing Director, Wholesale and Satellite.

Mr Bird brings more than twelve years’ experience in the telecommunications sector to Optus, including senior executive positions at Telstra and Vodafone. He will be responsible for leading all parts of the Optus Wholesale and Satellite division with a focus on delivering profitable growth from these market leading businesses. His responsibilities will also include expanding Optus’ wholesale nbn offering, delivering a competitive suite of mobile products and services for our wholesale partners, and expanding Optus’ satellite partnerships and customer base.

Mr Bird said of his new role: “I am excited to commence at Optus in this critical role. The investments we are making in this space are significant and present a clear and present opportunity to extend Optus' market leadership positions in these segments. It is also a privilege at Optus to be a part of a truly global company like Singtel and contribute to the joint ambitions of Asia's leading communications group."

Mr Bird will be reporting directly to Optus’ Chief Executive Officer, Allen Lew, and be based in Sydney.