Communications Alliance announces results of Board elections

Matthew Lobb, NBN Co, newly appointed to Board

Communications Alliance, the peak body for the Australian communications industry, has announced the results of its Board elections following today’s Annual General Meeting.

Matt Healy of Macquarie Telecom and Ric Clark of Alcatel-Lucent were re-elected, while Matthew Lobb, NBN Co Senior Advisor, was appointed to the Board for the first time.  All three Directors will serve a two year term commencing on 1 December 2009.

According to Neville Stevens, Communications Alliance Chair, this year’s elections were highly competitve.

“This year there was fierce competition for the available Board seats.  We received a record number of nominations and large numbers of Members exercised their right to vote.  We congratulate Matt Healy and Ric Clark on their re-election and are delighted to welcome Matthew Lobb to the Board for the first time.”

Matthew Lobb – Brief Biography

Matthew Lobb joined NBN Co as Senior Advisor in November 2009, with responsibility for coordinating industry input into NBN Co’s product and pricing models.  Previously, he was Senior Policy Advisor for Federal MP, Craig Emerson.  Matthew gained significant telecommunications experience during seven years with Telstra, most recently as Director of Telstra Consumer and Channels Pricing.  Prior to that, he served as Policy Advisor to Carl Scully MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Roads.


Communications Alliance is the peak body for the Australian communications industry.  It presents a unified voice for its members in public policy, facilitates industry solutions to industry issues, and provides up-to-date information on industry issues.  Communications Alliance is also leading the industry's response to the National Broadband Network implementation.  For further information see