Former AAPT CEO David Yuile has been appointed as the CEO of Nextgen Group, after five months as the MD of the company's network division.
ZDNet understands that Yuile had been tipped to be the next CEO as early as November last year, when he joined the company as the MD of Nextgen Networks.
In his seven years in AAPT, Yuile led the transformation of the company's focus from consumer broadband services to wholesale and business services, and the company's extensive fibre network.
The board this week approved of Yuile moving into the CEO role to replace acting CEO and current Nextgen Group chairman Graeme Barclay.
Barclay said that Yuile had been brought on with a strong growth strategy for the company planned.
"The board is excited to endorse and back David's growth strategy and his leadership of our fibre and datacentre businesses," Barclay said in a statement.
Yuile said that the aim would be to expand the fibre and datacentre businesses into new markets.
"Our growth strategy is to maximise both our businesses, expand into new markets, and increase our customer base to become the carrier, business and government telecommunications provider of choice," he said.