Telstra has announced that its group managing director of networks, Mike Wright, will step down at the end of September, after a 38-year haul with the telco.
In his final role with Telstra, Wright held accountability for fixed, wireless and media networks covering network planning, investment planning, design and construction.
Telstra chief operations officer Robyn Denholm thanked Wright for his considerable contribution to the company.
“Mike is one of the most widely respected network engineering leaders in the world. He has made a huge contribution over many years and he will leave an impressive legacy in Telstra’s world-class wireless and fixed networks, which keep millions of Australian consumers and businesses connected every day,” Denholm said.
“Under Mike’s guidance, Telstra has been a leader in deploying new network technologies. By the end of September when Mike will be stepping down for a well-earned break, we will be nearing completion of the key elements of our Networks for the Future program and Telstra will be well on the way to deploying 5G.”
Wright, who joined Telstra as a graduate in 1980, said he had worked with "a brilliant group of people".
"I am very proud of everything we have achieved and I will be leaving Telstra in a few months knowing that the team is on the cusp of great success in bringing the next generation of networks to Telstra’s customers,” he said.