Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:16

AMTA appoints new Louise Hyland as new CEO


Following the very successful 15 year tenure of former AMTA CEO Chris Althaus, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has announced that it has appointed Louise Hyland as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Late last year, former AMTA CEO Chris Althaus announced he was stepping down from the position, with iTWire conducting a video interview with him a month later, which you can view here.

Now comes the appointment of Louise Hyland as the new CEO.

AMTA explains Hyland is “an experienced international senior executive and advisor with a focus on commercial strategy, transformation, and governance.

“She comes to AMTA from Hirst Advisory, where she consulted to businesses and government agencies in the telecommunications, telehealth and infrastructure sectors. Previously, Louise was the General Manager, Commercial Implementation at NBN Co for over 6 years and the Commercial Director of PCCW’s business in Europe.”

AMTA Chair, Dan Lloyd, said “Louise’s extensive telecommunications background, experience implementing complex technology and infrastructure projects, and commercial acumen will be invaluable in her role as Chief Executive of AMTA.

“At a time when mobile telecommunications and infrastructure has never been more important for Australia, I am confident that Louise’s appointment will continue and accelerate AMTA’s critical role in ensuring the sustainability of the industry increasing mobile connectivity.

“I would also like to thank Chris Althaus for his exceptional contribution to the mobile telecommunications industry over the last 16 years, the strong team he has built at AMTA, and his exceptional support for the recruitment and transition process. We wish Chris all the best for the future.”

AMTA’s new CEO, Louise Hyland, said “I am delighted to be appointed as AMTA’s next Chief Executive Officer. It is an exciting time in the mobile telecommunications industry with the ongoing roll out of 5G reflecting our advanced mobile sector.

“I look forward to working with the AMTA team and members, key stakeholders and all levels of Government to continue to deliver positive change in support of Australia’s mobile-enabled future.”

Hyland will step into the role from May 3.

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has warmly welcomed Louise Hyland as the new Chief Executive Officer of The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

ACCAN CEO, Teresa Corbin also extended her thanks to outgoing AMTA CEO, Chris Althaus.

“We want to wish Chris all the best for the future. Chris has seen the organisation through a period of ongoing change and growth in Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry and has been a champion for many worthy consumer-focused initiatives including Mobile Muster and ACCAN’s own Accessible Telecoms.

“We congratulate Ms Hyland on her recent appointment and look forward working with her,” said Corbin.

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

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