Superloop welcomes NBN’s Tyler as next CEO

Superloop welcomes NBN’s Tyler as next CEO

13 August 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Superloop Limited (Superloop) has appointed Paul Tyler as the company’s next chief executive officer, effective as of 1 October 2020.

“I look forward to working with the fantastic team at Superloop to further grow the business, leverage its significant core assets and capabilities, and continue to build on the technical leadership that the Company has become renowned for,” said Tyler.

He enters the role with over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms space, having most recently served chief customer officer of NBN Co Ltd. During his time there, he was responsible for scaling its strategy in the business, enterprise and government markets.

Before this, he served as group managing director at Telstra, for both its international business and mid-market segment (Telstra Business). Prior to this, Tyler was president, Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia responsible for leading Nokia’s businesses across the Asia Pacific region.

“I am delighted to have secured Paul as CEO. He is uniquely positioned to understand the challenges and opportunities that the National Broadband Network offers enterprises and service providers looking to leverage this once in a lifetime opportunity to transition away from traditional networks,” said Bevan Slattery, Superloop’s non-executive chairman.

Incumbent CEO, Drew Kelton will stay on as an executive director until March 2021, to focus on Superloop’s international business, and then transition to a non-executive director role afterwards.

In addition, Kelton will begin the handover process with Tyler on 1 September, with the CEO change taking effect from 1 October 2020.

“I would like to thank Drew for the significant progress he and the team have made in stabilising the company, completing major infrastructure projects, integrating acquisitions and sharpening Superloop’s focus,” added Slattery. “With this progress the company now has a strong platform upon which to build its next wave of growth.”