Chief Executive Officer
Mr Morrow was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Director of NBN Co effective 2 April 2014. He joined NBN Co 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.
Chief Network Deployment Officer
Kathrine began her appointment as Chief Network Deployment Officer on 1 July 2017.
Kathrine joined NBN Co 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™ broadband access 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.
Chief Legal Counsel
Mr Forsell is responsible for all NBN Co’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 Co in March 2010 as the Chief Legal Counsel.
Prior to joining NBN Co, 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.
Chief Systems Engineering Officer
Mr McInerney was appointed to the role of Chief Systems Engineering Officer on 1 July 2017. He was previously NBN Co’s Chief Information Officer.
An experienced technology practitioner with over 20 years’ experience across a diverse range of technology environments, Mr McInerney joined NBN Co 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.
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Felicity Ross joined NBN Co in July 2018 as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. She leads all aspects of media and government relations, employee communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and nbn Local, which focuses on national industry stakeholders and regional and remote engagement.
Formerly Advocacy Director at Jobs for NSW, Felicity brings more than 20 years’ experience managing stakeholder relations and communications across the private and public sectors.
Felicity has deep expertise in large, high-profile, complex organisations in Australia and overseas, including: London’s Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard; the UK Home Office, Serco, Westpac and NSW Government.
Felicity holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Communications Management from London Metropolitan University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts, English from Macquarie University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr Rousselot was appointed Chief Strategy Officer on 1 July 2017 after formerly overseeing NBN Co’s Network and Service Operations.
Mr Rousselot joined NBN Co 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).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Rue is responsible for the financial management of NBN Co'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 Co 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 Co, 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.
Chief Network Engineering Officer
Peter Ryan's tenure as Chief of Network Engineering and Operations began on 1 July 2017. He previously headed up NBN Co's Network Engineering and Deployment unit.
Peter joined NBN Co 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 Co's regional fixed line network.
Prior to NBN Co, 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.
Chief People & Culture Officer
Ms Taylor joined NBN Co in May 2014 and is responsible for the People and Culture strategy of NBN Co. 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.
Chief Customer Officer - Business
Mr Tyler was appointed Chief Customer Officer – Business in February 2018, bringing more than two decades’ experience leading Information and Communication Technology businesses across Europe and the Asia Pacific.
Focussed on NBN Co’s go-to-market strategy for the business, government and enterprise segments, Mr Tyler has prioritised improving the end-to-end customer experience delivered to these customers.
Born and raised in Australia, he has built a distinguished international reputation working for and managing businesses in Belgium, Ireland, UK, Japan and Singapore. Notably, Mr Tyler was a key member of the executive management team that drove the turnaround of Nokia Corp and most recently held the position of Group Managing Director of Telstra Business.
A former Non-Executive Chairman of BigAir Group Limited, he graduated with an Executive MBA from UCD - National University of Ireland; a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering - University of New South Wales and holds a Membership in the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Customer Officer - Residential
Mr Whitcomb was appointed Chief Customer Officer - Residential on 1 July 2017 after previously holding the role of NBN Co's Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer.
Mr Whitcomb has extensive experience leading business operations and transforming business performance in global telecommunications, technology and energy sectors.
Prior to joining NBN Co 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.