How Gladys Berejiklian fits into Optus’ complex corporate structure

NSW tender data shows Telstra won nearly $100 million in state government works in 2021, compared to $11.2 million received by Optus. Telstra has secured 571 work contracts from the Commonwealth Government while Optus has received 85.

The new role of Chief Corporate, Business and Institutional Officer gives Ms Berejiklian oversight of four Optus executives, including Mr Mitchell. Wholesale and strategy boss Ben White, business leader Libby Roy and vice president of regulatory and public affairs Andrew Sheridan will also be on his team.

Mr Mitchell and the enterprise division will still have a line with Singtel, which Optus says benefits the department as it can leverage the parent company’s global relationships and scale. Even in Singtel’s financial results, the enterprise division of Optus is consolidated with the broader business of the group.

Singtel’s global corporate business recorded earnings before interest and taxes of $333 million in the six months to September 30, 2021.

Optus announced the appointment of Ms Berejiklian to its leadership team last week, marking the former prime minister’s first corporate role since leaving state politics last year as part of a an anti-corruption investigation.

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption is investigating whether she breached public trust when awarding grants while in a secret relationship with disgraced former MP Daryl Maguire. The ICAC has yet to issue its findings.

“I look forward to working with Kelly and the Optus management team who provide inspiring and innovative leadership,” Ms. Berejiklian said at the time.

Optus is confident that Ms. Berejiklian can dismiss any adverse findings that the ICAC may make.

Ms Bayer Rosmarin said Ms Berejiklian was a “proven leader”.

“She will be a game-changer for Optus,” the CEO said. “By bringing our business-focused teams together in this newly created role, I sincerely believe that our collective energies can deliver superior results for clients in market segments that continue to be incumbent-dominated.

“To achieve our vision, we need to think and do things differently, and we need to attract amazing people who bring diverse experiences and new ways of thinking to our industry. »