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Telstra CEO David Thodey is stepping down

Staff writer |
Melbourne, Australia - February 20, 2015, Melbourne, Australia - Telstra chief executive David Thodey announced that he is stepping down from the post and will be replaced by CFO Andy Penn from May 1, 2015.

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Mr. Thodey became Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director in May 2009. Mr. Thodey joined Telstra in April 2001 as Group Managing Director of Telstra Mobiles and in December 2002 was appointed as Group Managing Director Telstra Enterprise and Government.

Before joining Telstra, Mr. Thodey was Chief Executive Officer of IBM Australia/New Zealand and previously held several senior executive positions in marketing and sales with IBM across Asia Pacific.

In January 2013, Mr. Thodey joined the Board of the GSM Association. He is also co-chair of the Infrastructure and Investment Taskforce of the Australian B20 leadership group – the business advisory forum of the G20.

Mr. Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University in New Zealand and attended the Kellogg Post-Graduate School General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago.

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