Mr Morrow was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Director of nbn effective 2 April 2014. He joined nbn with a remit to ensure all homes, businesses and communities across Australia can access fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices and at least cost.
Mr Morrow is known for his global expertise in leading complex turnarounds and capital intensive start-ups. His industry experience spans fixed line broadband services, fixed wireless, mobile wireless, and gas and electric utilities.
Prior to his present role Mr Morrow served as CEO of Vodafone Hutchison Australia in Sydney, CEO of Clearwire Corporation in Seattle, CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., CEO of Vodafone Europe, and CEO of Japan Telecom.
Bill Morrow is a former non-executive board member of Broadcom and Openwave.
Mr Morrow holds an Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Condie College and a BA in Business Administration from National University in San Diego.
Mr Morrow’s current term as a Director will expire on 1 April 2020.
Mr Forsell is responsible for all nbn’s legal services, company secretariat, freedom of information and security functions. His responsibilities include all major transactions, dispute management, litigation, legal analysis and advisory, and governance support.
An experienced legal practitioner with over 18 years’ in-house experience, Mr Forsell joined nbn in March 2010 as the Chief Legal Counsel.
Prior to joining nbn, Mr Forsell was General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Governance at Vodafone Australia. He was responsible for legal, regulatory, government relations, company secretariat, inter-carrier relationships and corporate social responsibility across the Company.
He has previously held senior legal counsel roles at Vodafone Australia, BT Group Japan and British Telecom in the UK. He commenced his career in telecommunications law at Hutchison Telecom in Hong Kong after several years in private practice.
Mr Forsell has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Mr Rousselot oversees nbn’s Network and Service Operations. Focussed on ensuring a paramount end-to-end customer experience across nbn™ network and services, Mr Rousselot’s role covers all operations that follow the network rollout.
Mr Rousselot joined nbn in October 2013, bringing extensive experience in the telecommunications and media sectors.
As well as holding senior roles at Telstra including the Executive Director of Voice, BigPond and Media, Mr Rousselot was the CEO of IP telephony start up Interline, an Executive Director of the Australasian Media and Communications Fund and has worked in consulting and investment banking.
Mr Rousselot holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of management (USA) and a Masters Degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France).
Mr Simon joined nbn in January 2013 and is responsible for all aspects of nbn’s product management, brand, marketing and sales.
His accountabilities include developing and managing the life cycle of nbn’s product portfolio, and ensuring that it is aligned with industry needs and underpins the nbn Corporate Plan.
Within his portfolio, he is also accountable for delivering nbn’s revenue targets and customer experience goals of its key channels to market, the Retail Service Provider community.
Mr Simon is an established executive in the converged ICT market, with over 30 years’ experience.
Mr Simon spent 12 years working for Singtel Optus in various leadership roles including Managing Director of its Corporate, Government and Key Account Division (Optus Business). He also had responsibility for Optus’ SMB division and prior to moving to nbn was the Managing Director of Strategy, Transformation and Customer Experience for Optus.
Prior to Singtel Optus, Mr Simon worked in the ICT industry for a range of companies including Telstra Multimedia and General Electric in various executive leadership roles. Mr Simon holds an MBA from the AGSM (University of NSW, Sydney).
As nbn’s Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Mr Whitcomb is responsible for creating and implementing the Company’s strategy and Integrated Operating Plan.
Mr Whitcomb and his team are primarily focused on enabling the Company to scale in the most efficient and effective way. Mr Whitcomb is also responsible for Regulatory Affairs at nbn.
Mr Whitcomb has extensive experience leading business operations and transforming business performance in global telecommunications, technology and energy sectors.
Prior to joining nbn in May 2014, Mr Whitcomb was the Chief Strategy and Business Transformation Officer at Vodafone Hutchinson Australia where he was responsible for the whole-of-business turnaround including diagnosis, strategy, planning, execution and governance.
Mr Whitcomb holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Ms Taylor joined nbn in May 2014 and is responsible for the People and Culture strategy of nbn. Her responsibilities include initiatives to ensure workforce attraction and capability, a safety focused and values based culture and the optimisation of employee engagement.
Her areas of focus include resourcing strategies (internal and external service delivery partners), talent, performance management, leadership development, learning, reward and recognition, facilities, health, safety and environment and employee relations.
She has held senior executive roles including Head of HR/HSE at Origin, Head of Human Resources for Computer Science Corporation (CSC) Australia prior to CSC Europe in London, as well as Head of Human Resources Apple Asia Pacific.
Ms Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Diploma of Education and a Master of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
Effective 1 July 2017
Karina Keisler joined nbn in 2014 and leads all aspects of media relations, social media, government relations, employee communications and Corporate Social Responsibility. Karina also has responsibility for nbn Local which focuses on national industry stakeholders and regional and remote engagement. With proven experience leading sophisticated Corporate Affairs functions, Karina has acquired more than 20 years’ knowledge in the industry, advising some of Australia’s highest profile CEOs, including Telstra and Vodafone.
Karina specialises in managing communication strategies for complex organisations and reputation recovery. At nbn, she is responsible for elevating the conversation above the politics and getting Australians excited about a connected future.
Karina holds a Masters in Communications from Deakin University (Australia).
Peter Ryan was appointed as nbn’s Chief Network Engineering Officer in December 2015.
Peter joined nbn in January 2013 as General Manager Implementation and was accountable for the national delivery of the transit and fixed wireless networks. He moved into an Executive General Manager role in February 2014 and was responsible for the detailed design, construction and deployment of nbn's regional fixed line network.
Prior to nbn, Peter Ryan worked at Vodafone for 15 years in Australia, Africa and the UK, and Maunsell Australia Pty Ltd. His career has spanned roles across network engineering, technology deployment and service operations.
Peter has solid experience in engineering and deploying networks nationally and overseas, in addition to operational management experience and proven project discipline.
Effective 1 July 2017
Kathrine begins her appointment as Chief Network Deployment Officer on 1 July 2017.
Kathrine joined nbn from Telstra in November 2010 and her appointment to the Executive Committee follows her role as Executive General Manager, Regional Deployment, where she oversaw the design and build of the nbn™ network from both an operational and strategic perspective.
Kathrine's knowledge and expertise within telecommunications is formidable, having been built over more than 20 years working in the sector. She was at the forefront of fibre optics development and Greenfields strategic planning while at Telstra.
Kathrine also has an extensive background is telecommunications legislative and regulatory management. She has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University.
Mr Rue is responsible for the financial management of nbn’s business activities, business planning, financial reporting, financial control, management reporting, taxation and treasury, as well as data governance, procurement and supply.
Mr Rue joined nbn in July 2014 as a member of the Executive Committee, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in financial management and high profile company transformation.
Prior to joining nbn, Mr Rue spent 17 years’ in various leadership roles at News Corp Australia including a decade as Chief Financial Officer. He also served as a Director on a number of associated boards, including Foxtel, Fox Sports, REA Group and Australian Associated Press, as well as Chairman of the Community Newspaper Group in Perth and Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club.
Mr Rue holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin, Diploma in Professional Accounting and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As Chief Information Officer, Mr McInerney is responsible for nbn’s information technology based services. His responsibilities include the customer and partner digital channels, data and information management, technology architecture and the ICT strategy and policy. Mr McInerney also sponsors the business technology planning process and the alignment of IT with the business.
An experienced technology practitioner with over 20 years’ experience across a diverse range of technology environments, Mr McInerney joined nbn in December 2012 as the Chief Information Officer. Previously, Mr McInerney was Vice President of Strategic Enterprise Services at Hewlett Packard where his portfolio included cloud, security and analytics products and services across Asia Pacific and Japan. He began his career in telecommunications at Telstra where he was Group CIO and led one of the largest technology transformation projects in Australia.
Mr McInerney has a Bachelor of Business from Monash University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.