NBN Co Boss Quits
Just two years shy of the complete National Broadband Network roll-out, NBN Co. Chief Executive, Bill Morrow, has today announced he’s resigning at the end of the year.
Following his departure, Morrow will have finished nearly a five-year term with the NBN Co. The company is reportedly amidst a global search for its new CEO.
Morrow claims the nine months until his exit is sufficient for the NBN Co board to find a replacement. He asserts the time is “right” for his departure, and adds all project targets are on track.
“I believe that as the company prepares to confront the new challenges ahead, this is the right time to hand over the reins for the next phase of this incredible project and for me to plan for the next step in my career”, he asserts in a statement.
According to The Australian, Morrow has urged NBN Co staff to ensure customer services levels remain high, and “costs down” in the last nine months.
The NBN Co re-confirmed its forecast for completed roll-out by 2020, and states 80% of the Australian population will have access by the end of this year.
Despite his seemingly shock departure, NBN Co Chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, affirms Mr Morrow leaves an “invaluable legacy”.
In a statement, the Australian government affirms the NBN Co “met all of its all of its operational and financial targets” under Morrow’s leadership.
Prior to his role at the NBN Co, Mr Morrow worked at Vodafone Australia.