10 February 2006
John Fletcher resigns from Telstra board
The Australian Government would like to record its gratitude to Mr John Fletcher for his services to Telstra during his five years as a director of the company.
Mr Fletcher today announced his resignation as a director, effective from June 30 this year.
“John Fletcher has made an outstanding contribution to Telstra, assisting the company through a critical period as it encountered increasing competition and technological change in the telecommunications industry, while continuing its transition from public to private ownership,” Senators Minchin and Coonan said.
Telstra will consult with Government as it seeks to fill the board vacancies created by the resignation of Mr Fletcher and the recent departures of Mr John Ralph and Mr Tony Clark.
Telstra is well advanced in this process of identifying candidates with the appropriate capabilities and experience.
Mr Fletcher joined Telstra as a non-executive Director in November 2000. He was also a member of the company’s nomination and remuneration committees.