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NBN Co appoints corporate affairs lead   2014-05-07

NBN Co has appointed Karina Keisler to the role of Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs.

Ms Keisler joins the company with more than a decade's experience in telecommunications media relations, most recently with Vodafone Australia where she was brought in as General Manager Corporate Affairs in 2012 to restore the reputation of Australia's number three telco.

NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow welcomed Ms Keisler to the role.

"Karina brings with her solid experience managing all elements of the corporate affairs function at a senior level. She has long-standing relationships with the Australian media and is an expert in her field and I'm pleased to have her on the team," Mr Morrow said.

"It's essential as we enter the next phase of the NBN rollout that there is transparency around the decisions and direction in which the rollout will proceed. I am confident Karina will help move NBN forward.”

Ms Keisler has been an advisor for some of Australia’s highest profile CEOs and executives. After a stint in local government, she took up a role in Telstra Corporate Affairs overseeing the establishment of Telstra Country Wide in Victoria and Tasmania before stepping into a senior advisory role at Sensis. Ms Keisler quickly moved into the lead role for external communications.

Ms Keisler was appointed principal media adviser at Telstra in 2010. In 2012 she relocated to Sydney to join Vodafone Australia. Ms Keisler holds a Masters of Communications.

She will commence her role at NBN Co on 2 June 2014.

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