TELSTRA EXCHANGE|Author List
As general manager of Telstra’s Indigenous Directorate, Lauren's focus is to work with federal, state and territory government and stakeholder groups with the aim of improving telecommunications for remote Indigenous communities across Australia.
Lauren also champions Telstra's activities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, customers and the community.
Lauren’s career with Telstra has spanned more than 20 years, with the majority of that time spent in the Northern Territory. In 2006 Lauren moved to South Australia to take up the role of Sales Manager for Telstra Country Wide.
Lauren’s extensive experience working with Telstra’s regional and remote customers and the contacts she has made with Indigenous and government organisations is of great benefit to this role.
Some of the highlights of her career have come out of time spent in Central Australia and the opportunity to work on key technology projects. One of these projects, the Commonwealth Government funded and PY Media managed iCONNECT project, saw Telstra deliver home phone services to Indigenous households across regional areas of SA, Ngaanyatjarra Lands of WA and NT communities south of Alice Springs.
Through the Indigenous Directorate Lauren is committed to leading Telstra’s activities to provide positive outcomes for Indigenous communities across Australia.
Former Executive Director of Customer Relationship Management.
Paul Geason commenced as Group Managing Director of Telstra Enterprise and Government on 24 January 2011. In this role Paul is responsible for Telstra’s relationship and sales to approximately 1,500 large business, enterprise and government customers in Australia.
Prior to his current appointment, Paul was the Group Managing Director of Telstra Wholesale where he was responsible for the company's relationship, sales and service delivery to wholesale customers in Australia and globally.
Paul rejoined Telstra in August 2006 as Executive Director of Convergent Sales in Telstra Enterprise and Government where he was responsible for the marketing and sale of voice, data, mobile and unified communications solutions to the company's large business, corporate and government customers.
Before joining Telstra in 2006, Paul was Senior Vice President of Sales at a telecom operating software company based in Boston, USA.
Paul originally joined Telstra in 1994 and held many positions over an 11 year period in Telstra's legal directorate and product management teams.
Prior to joining Telstra in 1994, Paul worked with Baker & McKenzie Solicitors.
John Gibbs is Executive Director of Network Construction, which is the major internal build organisation for Telstra and part of their Telstra Operations business unit.
Network Construction is a project delivery focused work group which manages major and critical infrastructure construction projects, including specific design and contract aspects, for business and corporate customers and Telstra’s network needs.
John’s construction crews expertly build, using an end-to-end project management approach, in the telecommunication network areas of wideband, transmission, mobiles, radio, DSL, optic fibre and other network build.
In his spare time John enjoys coastal fishing holidays with his family and friends.
Heath is a senior competitive intelligence specialist with Telstra’s Research, Insights & Analytics group.
Making use of a wide range of information sources – from company reports to social media, Heath provides insights in to the latest market trends influencing Telstra, its customers and other industry participants.
Heath began working with Telstra as part of the graduate program and has worked in a number of roles including product management. As a competitor intelligence specialist, Heath has experience covering the consumer, small business and enterprise markets.
Andy Giles-Knopp is Marketing Executive Director for Telstra Business. Andy has 15 years in experience in the telecommunications industry, both in Australia and the UK.
He joined Telstra Business as Group Financial Controller in 2007.
Sean is currently working as a Customer Advisor in regional New South Wales. Since leaving high school, he has tried his hand in many areas of the customer and sales services; and used each experience to better himself as a salesperson.
A lover of anything video games and entertainment; Sean's long term goal is to work in the Journalism and Public Relations industry, with the hopes of writing about video games on a daily basis.
Suzanne Gomes is the Northern Region Service Director in Service Delivery. The Northern Region is made up of over 1,000 employees who are geographically based across Queensland and Northern NSW. The Northern Region carries out installation and maintenance of Telstra’s products, services and plant.
Suzanne started with Telstra in 1994 as a call centre consultant and over the last 18 years has held a number of roles in the Service Delivery business.
Suzanne is based in Brisbane after moving from Melbourne in 2009. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband Robert, travelling and socialising with family and friends.
Allan is the National Energy Manager for Telstra Property. In his role he is focussed on identifying opportunities to reduce the energy, water and waste consumption of over 14,000 sites nationally.
Telstra Property established an energy management group in 2000 who implement a program of works annually to reduce energy & water consumption and improve waste management across Telstra.
Allan has a Master of Engineering in Sustainable Energy from RMIT and really became passionate about the environment when he joined Telstra in 2000, designing solar-power systems to power network sites in remote areas.
In his spare time, Allan is a keen sailor in Port Phillip Bay and recently completed his first ocean race to King Island in the Bass Strait.
Adam joined Telstra as Director of Digital Media and Content in May 2012, and is charged with overseeing the development of a suite of products in entertainment, news, sports, lifestyle and personalisation that are delivered across four digital screen platforms (mobile, web, tablet and IPTV), such as music streaming service MOG, and the hugely popular AFL and NRL Live Apps.
A highly regarded international digital media executive, Adam was previously executive vice president of digital and direct ad agency Proximity Worldwide in San Francisco. He was also a founder member of DDB digital agency Tribal and prior to that spent six years running his own business in the television and film industry
Adam was drafted to the Sydney Swan Football Club from North Ballarat U18 at No.47 in the 1997 National Draft. Adam made his debut in 1999 and finished his first season of AFL with the 1999 Rising Star medal.
In more than 250 games for the Swans Adam has become one of the stars of the AFL. He is extremely hard for opposition teams to match up on as he is very quick for his size and has wonderful skills. Adam’s breakthrough season in 2003 saw him share the AFL’s highest honor, the Brownlow medal with Nathan Buckley and Mark Ricciuto as well as win All Australian Honours and the Swans Best and Fairest. In 2005 he played an instrumental role in Sydney’s first premiership win. Adam again had an outstanding season in 2006 that culminated in his second Brownlow Medal, Swans Best and Fairest and All Australian honours.
In late 2004 Adam was invited to join the National Indigenous Council (NIC), an advisory body to the Federal Government on Indigenous affairs. The NIC met 4-5 times each year in Canberra to discuss Indigenous issues and provide expert advice to the Government on improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Adam found his four years on the NIC very educational to learn how the Government works and how the Government approaches Indigenous Issues.
The Goodes-O’Loughlin Foundation
At the end of 2009 Adam set up The Goodes-O’Loughlin Foundation (GO Foundation) with Michael O’Loughlin. The GO Foundation aims to help indigenous Australians set and achieve life goals.
The Foundation will exist to enable a brighter future for indigenous Australians. By creating a series of meaningful partnerships, the Foundation will provide the link between Indigenous Australia and Corporate Australia, with a focus on the areas of greatest disadvantage, whether these be in the cities, towns or rural and remote areas of Australia.
The Foundation will be focused on providing sustainable outcomes – encouraging healthy living, a good education, and ultimately leading to getting a career.
For further information go to www.go-foundation.org
Editor's note: This information is from Adam's private blog http://adamgoodes.beinvolved.com.au/about/
Mr Anthony Goonan is responsible for Telstra’s long term network technology roadmap and associated investment plan.
Anthony is a graduate of Sydney University with a Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours. Anthony also possesses a Graduate Diploma in Education. He is a Governor on the Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation Board of Sydney University.
Joining Telstra as a cadet engineer in 1982, Anthony has more than twenty-five experience deploying first, second, third and now fourth generation mobile networks. Anthony was also responsible for the design, deployment and operations of Telstra's mobile networks provided for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games – the first ever “mobile” Olympics. He has held senior management positions in mobile planning, product and device development & verification, infrastructure deployment and network operations.
Anthony has been appointed in his current role encompassing long term planning activities associated with Telstra’s fixed and wireless connectivity since October 2010.
Anthony is well acquainted with the industry, customer and community benefits and issues which come with fast evolving technology development and deployment.
Bobby has been at Telstra for just over 3 1/2 years now, previously working in the fields of E-commerce and Marketing. Bobby joined Telstra’s I.T department working across a span of project that included; the Windows 7 program, Infrastructure Delivery and Desktop and Application Virtualization service creation. Bobby has recently joined Telstra’s Innovation, Product and Marketing team, looking after the Desktop as a Service strategy for customers that are looking to develop a hosted workspace or satisfy their broader end user computing requirements.
Shelly is Telstra’s Cyber Safety Manager, part of the Digital Inclusion team in Telstra’s Chief Sustainability Office.
During her time at Telstra Sarah has had the pleasure of working across the company on big PR campaigns. Highlights include the launch of Telstra's music streaming service MOG, Telstra's first NYE sponsorship and most recently working with the NSW Government on the Tech Savvy Seniors campaign.
From Melbourne, Sarah can be found at a gluten free friendly cafe or any of the live music venues around town.