Australia Tower Network (ATN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue O’Connor as the Independent Board Chair. Sue commenced her role on the 23rd of August 2022. Sue brings a breadth of experience in both Board and business leadership having served as a Chair, Director and senior business leader in ASX Top 10 and global companies as well as high-profile statutory authorities and Not for Profits. She has extensive experience in critical digital infrastructure having worked in executive leadership roles in the technology sector for over 25 years, including 13 years as a Senior Executive at Telstra Corporation. Sue’s experience in technology dependent companies and ESG has delivered sustained value to the organisations she has been involved in, the customers and communities they served, and the environment they operated in.
In her role as Independent Chair, Sue’s primary focus will be on ensuring the business continues to deliver value to its customers and shareholders through a focus on customer outcomes, operating excellence and innovation. She will also be providing leadership and valuable insight into new investment opportunities needed to support emerging customer needs and ATN’s future growth ambitions.
“It is an honour to be appointed to the board of ATN. Digital infrastructure is a critical enabler for communities and organisations. I am excited by the role that ATN can play in accelerating the deployment of digital infrastructure to improve the lives of communities and customers and deliver the services in a sustainable manner,” states Sue. Sue’s appointment demonstrates and strengthens ATN’s commitment to becoming the leading digital infrastructure organisation in Australia and empowering a sustainable digital future. Sue currently sits as Chair of Yarra Valley Water and is a Director of CDC Data Centres, Mercer Superannuation and ClimateWorks Australia, as well as President of Bush Heritage Australia. With a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma of Business Management, she is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women. Beyond her passion and strong contributions across business, Sue has a matching creative side, using her skills in photography to promote conversations about the environment and our connection to it. We welcome Sue to her new role as Independent Board Chair and look forward to her strong leadership and contribution.