Joint Media Release

Reappointment of NBN non-executive director

MC 11/19

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance and the Public Service
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield
Minister for Communications
Minister for the Arts
Manager of Government Business in the Senate
Senator for Victoria

13 February 2019

The Government has reappointed Michael Malone as a non-executive director of the NBN Co Limited Board for a further three year term.

Mr Malone has served on the NBN Co Limited Board since April 2016 and has a deep understanding of the company, as well as the telecommunications market. His reappointment commences from 20 April 2019.

Mr Malone’s reappointment will provide certainty to the NBN Co Board as the company completes the network rollout phase and transitions to a mature operating business.

His business acumen and experience in telecommunications services and infrastructure, including as founder and former CEO of internet provider iiNet, will continue to be a valuable asset for the Board.

The Shareholder Ministers congratulate Mr Malone on his reappointment and look forward to his ongoing contribution to the Board as it delivers fast, reliable broadband to all Australian homes and businesses by 2020.

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Media Contact(s): 

For Minister Cormann: Karen Wu - 0428 350 139
For Minister Fififeld: Geraldine Mitchell - 0407 280 476

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and the Public Service, Perth