Senior Mobile Exec Quits Telstra
EXCLUSIVE: Ross Fielding the Executive Director Mobility Products & Device Management at Telstra has quite and will leave the Company this week after 23 years working for Telstra.
No explanation has been given by Telstra for Fielding’s departure who was a senior executive in the mobility division which in the last financial year grew 5.9%.
In his role at Telstra Fielding was responsible for product strategy, planning, development and lifecycle management across the mobile division.
Often the front executive for Telstra when vendors were launching new phones Fielding is tipped to be taking on a new role in the phone industry however he is at this stage refusing to say where he is going.
“I will be leaving Telstra on Thursday and at this stage I cannot say what I will be doing” he told ChannelNews.
Prior to his current role, Fielding was Executive Director Strategy, Planning & Operations – Telstra Product Management (TPM) and played a key role in the establishment and structuring of the overall TPM group from its inception.
In this role, Ross was accountable for establishing the overall Product Strategy and Roadmaps (for all Telstra product sets – fixed, mobility, broadband and IP based), the development and management of the group’s business plans, the management of the Devices function (strategy / ranging / procurement / distribution / life cycle management) and the overall operational management of the TPM group.
Ross has been with Telstra for 23 years and has held executive positions in a variety of areas; Chief Information Officer – Consumer / Retail, teams both large and small.
Prior to joining Telstra, Ross worked with Ericsson Australia.
Ross has a Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in electronics / communications), is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the board of m.net Corporation Limited and AMTA (Australian Mobile Telecommunication Association).