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Westpac IT sourcing expert joins NBN Co

Westpac IT sourcing expert joins NBN Co

Head of commercial engagement, Roscoe Fay, joins telco to shore up vendor relations

The National Broadband Network Company has scored another hiring coup, as senior talent from Westpac joins the team to bulk out its skills in dealing with technology vendors.

Until June this year Roscoe Fay had been Westpac’s head of Commercial Engagement, a position he had held since only November 2009, when he was promoted to a spot as the top-tier bank’s head of IT sourcing and contracts. Westpac, however, has confirmed the executive has now left the business.

Like several other senior executives in Australia’s technology sector, his resume has been updated to read “NBN Co”. Fay’s title is ‘consultant’ and the details are publicly available online at social networking site LinkedIn.

Fay has a strong history of dealing with technology suppliers. He has also, according to his profile, held spent two years as director of Major Partnerships at Westpac, and before that he was an IT source, legal and contract negotiator at SingTel subsidiary Optus.

Westpac’s key technology roles remain with chief information officer, Bob McKinnon, and the man widely regarded as his deputy, chief technology officer, Sarv Girn.

Fay is the latest in a long line of Australian technology executives to be welcomed by NBN Co’s friendly arms over the past year since its first employee – chief executive Mike Quigley – stepped on board.

The company recently appointed Telstra’s online chief, for example, as well as former CEO Sol Trujillo’s former speechwriter. And Jim Hassell, the former chief of Sun Microsystems Australia, Optus managing director of its Networks division, Steve Christian and noted analyst Tim Smeallie are just some of the big names to join Quigley on deck.

The company has already its first wave of internal promotions and some staff have already left the business.

NBN Co has already inked deals with several technology companies and IT services groups in Australia for products and services. For example, Oracle is supplying the company's ERP software, and the telco has a deal with Data#3 to maintain its office technology systems — such as desktop PCs and email.

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