After 38 years at Telstra, Mike Wright will depart in September

Mike Wright Telstra 5G
Mike Wright, group managing director for networks at Telstra

Telstra announced that group managing director of Networks, Mike Wright, will be stepping down at the end of September.

Wright said he was leaving the telco after close to 40 years of service because “the time is right” to take a break and then take a new direction in his career.

“I joined Telstra as a graduate in 1980 and it has been my pleasure to work with a brilliant group of people over the years,” he said. “I am very proud of everything we have achieved and I will be leaving Telstra in a few months knowing that the team is on the cusp of great success in bringing the next generation of networks to Telstra’s customers.”

Telstra chief operations officer, Robyn Denholm thanked Wright for his nearly four decades of service and his leadership in building Telstra’s networks.

“Mike is one of the most widely respected network engineering leaders in the world. He has made a huge contribution over many years and he will leave an impressive legacy in Telstra’s world class wireless and fixed networks, which keep millions of Australian consumers and businesses connected every day,” said Denholm.

“By the end of September when Mike will be stepping down for a well-earned break, we will be nearing completion of the key elements of our ‘Networks for the Future’ program and Telstra will be well on the way to deploying 5G.”

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