Telstra announced today that it had appointed a new
group managing director to head up its wholesale division.
Nerida Caesar(Credit: Telstra)
Nerida Caesar, currently executive director, national sales
within Telstra's enterprise and government division, has nabbed the position which had
previously been held by Kate McKenzie.
It had been necessary to find a replacement for McKenzie after
she was appointed to group managing director, strategic marketing
last week, filling the whole left by Bill Stewart who
announced his departure earlier this month.
Caesar's appointment is affective 30 March. She joined Telstra
in 2006 as executive director of customer management teams. Before
starting with the telco, Caesar spent 20 years with IBM, rising to
become vice president of IBM Asia-Pacific's Intel Server division.
Caesar said she valued wholesale as a role. "Telstra Wholesale is one of
the most exciting and issues-rich parts of the company, and I am
very excited to have the opportunity to lead the division at an
important time in its history," she said in a statement.
Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo voiced his belief that Caesar's current role, where
she is responsible for the relationships with Telstra's biggest
enterprise and government customers was "perfect preparation" for
the wholesale role.
"Nerida's promotion to GMD of Telstra wholesale is a natural
progression for someone who has displayed leadership and vision
while consistently delivering results in her sales role with
Telstra's biggest customers," he said in a statement.