15 January 2018
| James Pearce
Vocus Group has announced an organisational restructure while will see it split the enterprise and wholesale divisions of its Australian arm into separate operating units.
Vocus, which is Australia’s fourth largest
telecoms company, will now be ran as four separate reportable
segments: Consumer; Enterprise and Government; Wholesale and
International; and New Zealand.
Michael Simmons, former chief executive of TPG Telecom and
current CEO of the enterprise and wholesale business, will head
the wholesale & international division, while Scott Carter
– who used to be COO of M2 Group prior to its merger
with Vocus – will lead the Enterprise and Government
Vocus has also announced the appointment of Sandra de Castro
as chief executive of its consumer division, replacing
The announcement comes after an "unpleasant period" for
Vocus chairment Vaughan Bowen, after he apologised to
shareholders in October following an AU$1.46 billion full-year
loss for the company.
Group chief executive Geoff Horth said: "The opportunities
available in Vocus’ domestic wholesale business,
combined with our investment in the Australia Singapore Cable,
warrants the creation of a dedicated Wholesale and
International division and will ensure that we have the focus,
products and service proposition to be the provider of choice
to customers in this important market."
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