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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

Appointment to NBN Co Board brings regional and remote experience

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for South Australia

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021

The Morrison Government has today appointed Ms Elisha Parker to the NBN Co Board for a three-year term, bringing a regional perspective to the Board as NBN Co transitions from construction to operations.

Ms Parker has entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and experience in regional and remote Australia. In addition she has 13 years experience as a Legal Practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Ms Parker has held various Chair and Committee positions within the agricultural sector and has received many awards within the industry for leadership on regional issues, entrepreneurship, digital innovation and advocacy.

She is a director and founder of her own business, Cattlesales Pty Ltd, and through this has
hands-on experience finding solutions to expand digital capabilities for regional and remote Australia. She also has been a non-executive director of AgForce Cattle Limited, and the Future Farmers Network.

The Ministers thanked retiring Board members for their contribution and congratulated Ms Parker on her appointment.

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