nbn Chief Executive Officer Bill Morrow today announced the appointment of Peter Ryan as the new Chief Network Engineering Officer effective immediately.
Mr Ryan will be a member of the executive committee and report to the CEO.
Mr Ryan joined nbn in early 2013 and has been acting in the role since 14 October 2015. He has been selected as the successful candidate from an impressive global talent pool.
nbn Chief Executive Officer, Bill Morrow, said: “Peter is a global veteran of the telco industry and has built a sound knowledge of the business in his previous role of Executive General Manager, Regional Deployment. His expertise is complemented by his strong relationships with the team, both in-house and in our extended team within the delivery partner network. He brings fresh eyes to the role to pair with his experience in the network build.
“I welcome Peter to the role and look forward to working with him in what will without doubt be some of nbn’s most exciting years. Peter will play a key role on a very capable executive team driving exponential network growth and integration across the multi-technology mix. This is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever seen in Australia and quite possibly, the world.
“I’m proud that we have the calibre of people to make an internal appointment possible and it’s a great reflection on Peter’s success in his prior roles that he is able to step up to this new challenge.
He will continue to drive engineering, design and network deployment activities leveraging the strong industry partnerships nbn has recently negotiated.
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Details of Peter Ryan's career
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.