Warwick Bray Named Telstra's Chief Financial Officer

Warwick Bray Named Telstra's Chief Financial Officer Image Credit: Telstra Echange

Telstra, this week named Warwick Bray as its Chief Financial Officer, replacing Andrew Penn who commences as Telstra's Chief Executive Officer. Bray has been Telstra’s Group Managing Director(GMD) of Products and brings with him more than 25 years of global experience in finance, strategy, telecommunications and business development. Bray who holds a BSc (Hons) and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Melbourne, joined Telstra in 2009 as head of corporate strategy and has been Telstra's GMD of Products since 2013, responsible for generating $15 billion in annual revenues across mobile, cable, ADSL, PSTN, NBN and wi-fi segments

He was also the Chairman of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association from 2012 to 2014, a Director of Telstra’s former Hong Kong mobile subsidiary, CSL, from 2012 to 2014 and serves on the strategy committee of the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA). He started his career in 1983 as an analyst programmer with Shell and was with Hewlett Packard as a Systems Engineer before leaving to join McKinsey, where he spent almost 10 years. He has also undertaken investment banking roles, including with Taemas Bridge in Australia and JP Morgan in London.

Andrew Penn, Telstra Chief Executive Officer
Warwick has decades of knowledge in and around telecommunications and technology and significant financial experience proven by his business results in Telstra and other companies. We are pleased to have appointed Warwick from within our executive ranks, highlighting the depth of talent within the business. He is well regarded in the industry and has a proven track record in leading and significantly growing multi-billion dollar businesses.

Warwick Bray, Chief Financial Officer, Telstra
Telstra is well placed amongst world telcos to continue expanding its operations geographically and through critical newer segments such as e-health, cloud services and software. It is important that we continue striving for excellence in core products and services for our customers in Australia and overseas, particularly our world-class mobile network, while investing to drive growth for our future. I’m also enthusiastic about continuing Telstra’s efforts to improve customer advocacy.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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