On behalf of the Telstra Board and leadership team we would like to express our sincere thanks to Catherine Livingstone AO for her great contribution to our company. During her 16 years with Telstra, including seven as Chairman, Catherine provided remarkable leadership and vision as our company and industry experienced profound change.
To give a sense of the extent and scale of that change, when Catherine commenced as a Telstra Director there were no smartphones, no cloud and no National Broadband Network. And yet today all of those innovations are among a myriad of technologies that make telecommunications such a critical enabler of our networked society.
As Chairman of the Board, Catherine helped ensure Telstra is well placed to capitalise on the enormous opportunities of the digital age and that our company continues to build the skills, capabilities and customer focus we need to pursue our aspiration to become a world class technology company.
Through many forums, she has showed her passion for technology, science, reform and innovation and has also earned the deep respect of many other stakeholders around the world.
We thank her, and extend our best wishes for the future.