Optus appoints new wholesale chief and shuffles exec ranks

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Optus appoints new wholesale chief and shuffles exec ranks
Ben White, Optus

Optus has made changes to its executive team, appointing Ben White to lead its SMB and wholesale business and hiring Matt Williams out of Vodafone New Zealand.

Ben White assumed the new role of managing director for business and wholesale, moving from his previous role as managing director for marketing and product.

White replaced Stuart Bird, who led the telco’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business from 2017 to April this year, but he also now leads the small business team in the expanded role.

“Ben White will lead the small business and Optus wholesale and satellite teams to step up our focus on these two important markets as competition increases,” an Optus spokesperson told CRN.

“Since joining Optus in 2006, Ben has led teams across consumer, wholesale and strategy, so his knowledge of the company and our customers is extensive.”

Matt Williams replaces White in another expanded role, managing director for marketing and revenue.

“Matt will be responsible for our revenue focused activities around brand and marketing, product management, customer value and data analytics, devices and hardware, and related operations,” the Optus spokesperson said.

“Matt has 20 years’ telecoms and technology experience in UK, Greece and New Zealand markets, most recently as Consumer Business Unit Director at Vodafone New Zealand.”

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