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Fireside chat with NBNCo & the AIIA

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

} 4:00 PM – 5:0 PM (AEST)

AIIA member price: $0.00 (Incl. GST)
Non-member price: $25.00 (Ex. GST, booking fees & charges)


Fireside chat with NBNCo & the AIIA

Join us for this important conversation between the CEO of the AIIA, Ron Gauci and the CEO of NBNCo Stephen Rue.

During the COVID pandemic, the whole of Australia learnt a great deal about the importance of technology infrastructure in enabling the continuation of all essential services, communications, and basically getting on with life. The NBN has played a significant role in the promotion of the digital agenda to provide improved services, efficiencies and the sharing of online experiences.

We encourage you to join us for this important conversation between the CEO of the AIIA, Ron Gauci and the CEO of NBNCo Stephen Rue as they discuss key questions about where the roll out is at and what happen as when we are all connected. Stephen will provide insights into the organisation’s key priorities; investments and a view of which industries are most benefitting from the technology. The conversation will also discuss how we fare compared to other countries and what does the 5G landscape mean as well.


Stephen Rue

Mr Rue was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and an Executive Director of NBN Co effective 1 September 2018.

As CEO, Mr Rue is responsible for implementing strategic objectives and policies, and NBN Co’s Corporate Plan and budget as approved by the Board. In his role as an Executive Director of NBN Co, Mr Rue is cognisant of the role of the Board of Directors to provide stewardship, strategic leadership, governance and oversight to NBN Co.

Mr Rue joined NBN Co in July 2014 as a member of the Executive Committee in the role of Chief Financial Officer, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in financial management and high profile company transformation.

Prior to joining NBN Co, Mr Rue spent 17 years’ in various leadership roles at News Corp Australia including a decade as Chief Financial Officer. He also served as a Director on a number of associated boards, including Foxtel, Fox Sports, REA Group and Australian Associated Press, as well as Chairman of the Community Newspaper Group in Perth and Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club.

Mr Rue holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin, Diploma in Professional Accounting and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ron Gauci

Ron was appointed CEO of the AIIA in 2018.

He is a transformation specialist with a wide suite of experiences in good governance, asset leverage and rapidly producing profitable business growth. He has an extensive track record of turning adversity into opportunity. His portfolio of roles covers small business, through to large enterprises across a range of different industries.

His previous roles include positions such as CEO at Fed Square, CEO & MD Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club, and CEO Melbourne Polytechnic (Formerly NMIT). Ron also built and implemented a recovery strategy for the financially challenged Melbourne Polytechnic. Ron has also held senior positions in some of the largest multinational and domestic technology organisations including Telstra, IBM, Microsoft and Verizon. He is a Graduate of AICD and has extensive Board experience across a variety of different industries including being the current Chairman of Vicsport. Ron is also a former Director of that organisation, a former member of the International CEO Forum and he has held a position on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

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