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NBN Co names Robin Payne as Chief Financial Officer

NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network, today announced the appointment of Robin Payne as Chief Financial Officer. He has been acting in the position since January following the retirement of Jean-Pascal Beaufret.
Mr. Payne joined NBN Co in 2009 as General Manager of Planning & Development and was instrumental in developing the company’s initial Corporate Plan. The following year he was appointed the company’s lead negotiator on the Definitive Agreements with Telstra that were concluded last month and which unlock the infrastructure that will enable the large-scale rollout of the fibre optic network.
Welcoming the appointment, NBN Co CEO Mike Quigley said:
“Robin is a high calibre executive who has already made an important contribution to the NBN. His knowledge of the business and his extensive experience in financial management will be invaluable as the project moves from the planning and design stage to the large-scale rollout of the Australia’s largest infrastructure project.”
Commenting on the appointment, Robin Payne said:
“I’ve inherited a strong finance function and look forward to continuing to work with Mike and the team to deliver value for taxpayers on an infrastructure project that will touch the lives of every home and business in the country.”
Mr. Payne’s appointment follows a thorough global executive search. He worked for a decade at KPMG and a further 10 years at Macquarie Bank in the investment banking division. He was also a co-founder of the Asia-Pacific digital media company, Anytime PTE.
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