NetStar Australia's chief operating officer Chris Meager will step up to the local chief executive role following restructuring of the network services company along country lines.
|NetStar Australia CEO|
Meager has sat unofficially in the role for about six months,
according to a spokesperson for the company, following the
departure of former managing director Craig Dower.
The new chief executive didn't step up until now, the
spokesperson said, due to the need to transition Meager's
additional role of group chief financial officer for Netstar's
wider Asia-Pacific operations.
"There were also some changes for the group structure that
were being effected," the spokesperson said, adding Netstar's
Singaporean, Taiwanese and Australian
subsidiaries would now operate individually.
"Netstar Australia is still legally part of the Netstar
Group," they said, "but we'll operate as our own entity down
NetStar has also appointed Gareth Chang to the overall group
chairman role. Some of Chang's recent roles include the chairman and CEO spots
at Asian TV operator Star TV, and an executive directorship of its owner
In a statement, Meager said Netstar's Australian division had
recently refined its direction and strategy to focus on IP
networks (particularly network management), and had strengthened
its commitment to providing services around vendor Cisco's
Netstar has also appointed James Constable to the new role of
professional services process Manager. Constable will report
directly to Meager.