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Mansfield Tipped As Vocus Chair

Former Telstra chairman and Optus executive Bob Mansfield is being tipped as the hot favorite to replace retiring David Spence as chairman of the troubled Australian No 4 telco and fibre network operator Vocus.

Mansfield was invited to join the board as a director in December, following the departure of founder James Spenceley and fellow board member Tony Grist.

Apart from Telstra and Optus, he has previously held senior roles at Westfield, Allco, Dimension Data, Investec Bank, Wormald and McDonald’s and directorships at Westfield, Allco, Dimension Data, Investec Bank and McDonalds.

At the time of his Vocus board appointment, Mansfield said: “I am genuinely excited by the opportunities presented by the rollout of the NBN and UFB to leverage the company’s expanded business platform and the significant growth in demand forecast for secure network connectivity across Australia and internationally.

“I look forward to working with the Vocus board, to provide CEO Geoff Horth and his team with the strategic and governance support needed to take Vocus to the next level.”

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