TelstraClear loses seasoned manager

Head of business and government Michael Boggs resigns

TelstraClear has confirmed that its head of business and government, Michael Boggs has resigned and will be leaving the telco in the New Year. Boggs’ resignation comes ahead of TelstraClear’s owner, Telstra, facing enforced structural separation in Australia. The group manager of communications at TelstraClear, Diane Robinson, says Boggs is leaving to assume a senior role with another New Zealand business, but wouldn’t say which one. “While it’s sad to see somebody of Michael’s calibre leave our team, we believe this is indicative of the high esteem in which TelstraClear executives are held by New Zealand’s business community,” Robinson says. A chartered accountant by training, Boggs is a telco veteran, having started in finance roles at Clear Communications and Smartel in the nineties. After a year-long stint with Panasonic, Boggs moved back into telecommunications in 2000 as Telstra purchased Clear Communications and Saturn, and took on finance general manager roles for the telco. TelstraClear’s head of networks and operations, Andrew Crabb, has been appointed the acting head of business and government. The appointment is effective from January 1 next year, Robinson says.

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