A former eBay executive has taken over
management of the flagship Web portal of Telstra's search and
directories subsidiary Sensis.
Alex Parsons joined Sensis several weeks ago, according
to a spokesperson for the subsidiary, who was not able to provide
any further information about the appointment.
Parsons' most recent role was as a product director for eBay
Australia and New Zealand. A spokesperson from the Internet auction house told ZDNet Australia he left the company at the end of September.
"Prior to joining Sensis, Alex worked in a variety of Internet
related roles," said a statement from the Telstra subsidiary.
The statement said Parsons would have responsibility for
increasing sensis.com.au's Internet traffic figures, as well as
pursuring commercialisation and future revenue opportunities.
In the statement Parsons said he was "delighted" to be joining
what he claimed was "Australia's most profitable online
The general manager of Sensis' interactive division,
Robert Rath, approved of Parsons' appointment.
"Alex has the proven skills and expertise to capitalise on an
extremely buoyant search market within Australia, driving
sensis.com.au to the next stage of its evolution," he said.