New Chair for AMTA Board

Holly Kramer, Telstra’s Managing Director of Wireless and Mobility, is the new Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).

Ms Kramer was last week elected by the AMTA Board to the position of Chair for 12 months. AMTA is the peak national body representing the Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry.

Its members include: mobile phone carriers and service providers; handset manufacturers; retail outlets; network equipment suppliers; specialised consultancy services.

Ms Kramer is Telstra’s Managing Director, Wireless and Mobility. She is accountable for the development and lifecycle management of Telstra’s wireless products and networks.

Ms Kramer described her election as a significant honour that occurred at a time when the mobile industry was transforming communications across the country.

“Wireless communication has revolutionised the ways Australians communicate and the industry, through AMTA, has an obligation to ensure the new technology is developed in an accountable and socially responsible manner,” she said.

“As Chair, I want to ensure that AMTA continues to focus on issues that impact both on the industry and the wider community, such as consumer protection and education, mobile phone tower deployment, health and safety issues, mobile phone recycling, and accessibility concerns.

“AMTA is uniquely placed to work with government to shape the future of mobile communication in this country. I intend to pursue and expand the important projects already initiated by this industry, which include promoting the benefits of self regulation that have already served this industry so well.”

AMTA’s new Deputy Chair is Barry Borzillo, who is the Managing Director of Ericsson Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

Ms Kramer’s election follows the retirement of the former Chair, Keir Preedy of Optus.

 

For more information contact Randal Markey, Manager, Communications, AMTA, on (02) 6239 6555 or 0421 240 550