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.