Right now, the telecommunications and ICT industry in Australia is going through a major revolution that will radically change the way in which we communicate with one another.
In this exclusive ‘armchair’ interview, Paul O’Sullivan tackled some tough questions from Narelle Hooper, Editor of AFR Boss. The event provided a rare opportunity for the audience to hear Paul's extensive 'inside' knowledge on the importance of a competitive telecommunications sector, the rollout of the national broadband network, and what the future holds for Optus in Australia.....
Mr O'Sullivan was appointed Chief Executive of Optus in 2004. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of the performance and operations of Optus, Australia's second largest telecommunications company.
Under his direction, Optus has experienced five years of rapid growth. Over this period, revenues increased from A$6.6 billion to over A$8 billion, whilst mobile customers grew from 5 million to more than 8 million. Mr O’Sullivan continues to focus on driving revenue and profitability through a commitment to innovation and customer value.
Paul O’Sullivan also has management responsibilities across the SingTel Group. He serves on the Board of Commissioners of Telkomsel, a SingTel Group joint venture company in Indonesia, and is a member of the SingTel Group Management Committee.
Prior to his current role, Paul held management positions as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Optus Mobile as well as various international management roles with the Colonial Group and the Royal Dutch Shell Group.
Mr O’Sullivan is a board member of the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) and is one of the founders of TERRiA, a network of companies advocating for more competition and level playing field in telecommunications.