Longtime Telecom board member Rod McGeoch is to resign following this year's Telecom annual general meeting on September 30.
In a statement, Telecom chairman Wayne Boyd notes: “Rod has been a board member at a time of profound change for our company and industry, including the move to operational separation. I thank him for the dedication, seriousness and enthusiasm he has brought to this role.
“Since his initial appointment on 11 April 2001, Rod has contributed invaluable trans-Tasman, legal and other perspectives to his time on the Telecom board.
“He has chaired and been a member of various board sub-committees over the past nine years. Most recently, he was chair of the board’s human resources and compensation committee.
“We wish Rod and his family all the best for the future." McGeoch, an Australian, joined the board in April 2001. His biograophy on Telecom's website states that he "led Sydney's successful Olympics 2000 bid and was also a member of the advisory committee for the successful New Zealand Rugby World Cup 2011 bid. Rod is also Chairman of the Sky City Entertainment Group, Frontiers Group, the trans-Tasman Advisory Board of Saatchi & Saatchi and Vantage Private Equity Growth. He is also a director of Ramsay Health Care and LIPA Pharmaceuticals. He is past Chairman Emeritus of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, one of Australia's largest law firms and the past president of the Law Society of New South Wales. He is a Member of the Order of Australia, which was awarded in recognition of his services to the legal profession and the community."