Telstra loses enterprise chief Caesar


Telstra today revealed the head of its Enterprise & Government division, Nerida Caesar, would leave the company, with her role to be filled by the telco’s wholesale chief Paul Geason.

Caesar has been group managing director of Telstra’s Enterprise & Government division since June 2009, after she was herself promoted from the wholesale role. Before that, the executive had held senior roles within the Enterprise & Government division, as well as IBM — the former home of Telstra chief executive David Thodey.

In a statement this morning, Thodey said Caesar would pursue another career opportunity, and thanked the executive for leading one of Telstra’s “largest and most important divisions” and achieving revenue growth while doing so.

Geason took over Telstra Wholesale in June 2009, after previously also working in the Enterprise & Government division for three years. A long-time Telstra employee since 1994, Geason has also spent several years working in the United States.

“I have worked closely with Paul for more than four years, both in the Enterprise & Government business unit and on the company’s senior leadership team. I am confident that under Paul’s leadership our Enterprise & Government team will continue to offer innovative products and services and outstanding customer service,” said Thodey.

Glenn Osborne, the executive director of Telstra Wholesale Sales, will lead the company’s wholesale division in an acting capacity from tomorrow.

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