TELSTRA EXCHANGE|Author List
Peter Hormann has been with Telstra for over 23 years and has experience in research & development, new business investment, strategic development, and knowledge & collaboration.
Peter is currently an Enterprise Architect focussed on enabling a sustainable architectural practice that delivers Telstra’s customers value for money and also value for the environment. He has provided a lead role in the establishment of Telstra’s Energy Matters Community of Practice (EM CoP) and the “greening” of Telstra’s technology delivery processes.
Outside of work, Peter is married and has a young son Thomas with whom he enjoys exploring the great outdoors & travelling.
Linda Horne leads the billing strategy, delivery and operations of all products and services across all lines of business at Telstra. She is passionate about customer service and looks forward to the day when everyone loves their Telstra bill.
Linda has more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications and high tech software disciplines, including Senior Executive at Accenture, Director of Product Development at Convergys, Vice President of Product Development at Cygent, and founder of a successful development and operations consulting firm. In her roles, she has worked with a variety of telecommunications and high tech companies in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Linda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Peter Horsley is the Volunteer and Corporate Engagement Manager at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, a community organisation that works to enhance the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and enable their full participation in the community. In Australia, a child is born with CP every 15 hours, a permanent disability which affects movement.
Telstra plays a role in the life of Australians everyday and has so many great stories to tell – and I’m the lucky one who gets to help tell that story to the world. I joined Telstra in 2012 and get to juggle newspaper deadlines, radio and TV interviews and, importantly for a telco company, ensure we are adapting to the world of online and social media.
Beyond my day job I’m busy renovating my house, running marathons, completing an MBA and raising a family – a self-confessed high achiever!
Sonya Hoyle is Director Commercial Operations in the Telstra Media Group. Her team look after various commercial, planning and go-to-market capabilities for Digital Media and IPTV / PayTV products.
Key products her team support include the T-Box, BigPond Movies, Foxtel on T-Box, Foxtel from Telstra, Foxtel on Mobile, MOG Music Subscription and AFL Live Mobile App. She has been in various roles within Telstra since 2007.
She was born in Tasmania. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her 6 year old daughter, renovating her house and wakeboarding or kite surfing.
David Imber is the Corporate Affairs Manager for Victoria and Tasmania and started working for Telstra in January 2013.
He’s worked in the public service, Not for Profit sector and in media and communications consulting.
His interest in public affairs and the fact that he always checks his emails on his phone and seeks to win arguments by jumping online make him very pleased to be working at Telstra.
Karl Irani is the Sponsorship Manager for Telstra's AFL, NRL and Surf Life Saving sponsorships. He has been with Telstra for seven years, and is based in the Marketing Communications Group in Telstra's Chief Marketing Office. An agnostic when it comes to footy, Karl is no stranger to the oval ball, having been a school representative Ruby Union player in his youthful prime. He lives in Sydney, and has two young children.
Will Irving was appointed to the role of Group Managing Director of Telstra Business, effective 12 August 2011. Telstra Business is dedicated to meeting the telecommunications needs of nearly 1 million small and medium businesses across Australia.
In 2006 he was named Australian Corporate Lawyer of the Year and the Communications Law Committee of the International Bar Association gave him its Outstanding Achievement Award in 2008. More recently, the Telstra legal team was the ALB Australian Law Awards’ In-House Team of the Year for 2010.
Peter Jamieson has been with Telstra for 25 years and in that time has gained broad experience across a range of business disciplines, including the field work force, customer service, credit management, risk management and audit, finance, pricing, sales and marketing.
Peter’s career highlights include leading the transformation of Telstra’s Risk Management function, implementation of a Telstra wide six sigma training program for over five thousand Telstra staff and leading a significant restructure of Telstra’s fixed line pricing.
Peter holds a bachelor of business in accounting from RMIT and is married with five children.
Kelly Baker-Jamieson is Managing Director of Edible Blooms Pty Ltd, an online gift service that she established with her sister Abbey in 2005. Now with stores in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, Edible Blooms offers a fresh alternative to traditional flowers and gift baskets with a product range including bouquets of gourmet chocolates and edible arrangements of fruit and biscuits. Edible Blooms was 2009 National Winner of the MYOB Small Business Award in the Telstra Business Awards.
I work for Microsoft Australia as the Xbox LIVE dashboard manager, CRM manager, and community manager. I began playing games when I was young and never looked back. In 2000 I began creating fansites for my favourite games. Among these was a game called Shadowbane, for which I was soon offered a position writing as a Herald, reporting on in-game politics and events. In 2004 I became a founding member of the Frag Dolls, the highest profile all-female gaming team in the world. During my 4 years with the team I appeared on major television channels such as G4 and Spike TV, contributed to several Prima game guides, wrote for Pro Gam3r magazine, and appeared on the cover of PCXL magazine, all while juggling a full-time position as an online marketing manager with Ubisoft.
In 2008 I relocated Sydney to begin working with the local division of Xbox. I have since appeared on Sky Business, Sky Sports, Alpha magazine, News.com.au, SheSaid, & etc. in my mission to school the world about videogames.
In a career in the telecommunications industry and Telstra spanning over 30 years, Max has had assignments in many fields including cellular, broadband and data communications network engineering, technical operations of Telstra's mainline data products, corporate customer sales and marketing.
Max has also been involved in Telstra’s international business firstly as National Manager of the Australian and New Zealand franchise of Infonet and then as a Director of Californian based Infonet Services Corporation.
Max's current title is Director – Wireless Network Engineering, where he is responsible for the delivery and optimisation of Telstra’s mobile communications radio infrastructure.
Max has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne.
Dianne is a women with many hats (and many shoes, but that's another story!) - she's a communications and marketing practitioner, small business owner, mum, wife, and advocate for the professional development of female marketers.
Having spent much of the past dozen years in various marketing and communications roles across Australia and the UK, she's now happily ensconced back in Melbourne life. And when the opportunity arose to give something back to her profession, Dianne jumped at it, joining Marketing Women Vic's committee as, among other things, the Communications Director.
When not doing all the fun things we do for free in life, Dianne runs her own consultancy, fly communication, which specialises in corporate writing, editing and project management for a range of clients including Foundations, design and marketing agencies, blue-chip companies and magazines.
Sunil Joseph was the Online Editor for Corporate Affairs.
Simeon heads up Telstra’s cloud applications offer marketing team, which brings business applications to market on T-Suite for small-to-medium businesses, and on Telstra’s cloud services ecosystem for large businesses and enterprise.
Simeon is an enthusiastic believer that cloud can change the game for business productivity and profitability, although admits his spark is partly fueled by a constant stream of coffee.
Outside work, his personal interests rarely get a look-in given the demands of his two small children, but include cycling and staring longingly at his guitar and dreaming about reliving his high school cover-band glory days.