Telstra has begun a global search to replace outgoing chief information officer Patrick Eltridge.
The telco giant said that Eltridge will be finishing up with the company on November 28, 2014.
"Patrick has recently informed us that he will be leaving to explore international opportunities," a Telstra spokesperson told ZDNet.
"We have begun a global search for the CIO role."
in 2010, after resigned from the role. Eltridge has also previously worked as CIO for business and consumer banking at Westpac, and CIO at Seek.
When appointed to the the Telstra CIO role, Eltridge was responsible for helping roll out the company'sthat was aimed at improving customer service experiences and simplifying the company's complex operations.
At one point, Eltridge said that having an agile business allows it to be a lot more flexible, and that it's important for the whole company, particularly IT, to understand the overall enterprise strategy.
As part ofannounced last year, Eltridge became responsible of IT solutions in the business.