Telstra Board Chairman John Mullen announced the appointment of experienced European telecommunications executive Eelco Blok as a non-executive Director of the Telstra Board.
Blok has almost 35 years’ telecommunications experience at Dutch-based landline and mobile telecommunications company, KPN, where he was CEO for seven years until April last year.
He started his career in Finance at KPN before becoming responsible for several businesses including Carrier Services, Corporate Networks and Network Operations. In 2006 he was appointed a member of the KPN Board of Management, where he was consecutively responsible for the Fixed Division, Business Market – Wholesale - Operations and Mobile International. He was appointed CEO in April 2011.
From 2011 to 2017 Blok was co-chairman of the Dutch National Cyber Security Council, an advisory body of the Dutch government. He was also a Director for the international association GSMA from 2017 – April 2018.