Peter Thomson AT&T New Zealand General Manager
AT&T APPOINTS PETER THOMSON As New Zealand General Manager
Thomson Also Takes on Victoria, South and
Western Australia Sales Management
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND JULY 26, 2012 – AT&T* is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Thomson as General Manager for New Zealand. Peter has also been appointed Sales Manager for Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and will be responsible for further driving the sales opportunities across these regions.
Peter has a proven track record in the telecommunications industry across the Asia-Pacific region, and has experience at a senior executive management level in sales, marketing and business development.
Peter joins AT&T from systems-integration company IPConnect in Sydney, where he held the position of Sales and Commercial Director. In that role, he was responsible for launching IPConnect’s cloud based offering, and launching the company into Pacific markets including the national broadband network for the Vanuatu Government.
“We’re delighted to have Peter on board,” said Fred Girouard, AT&T Australia and New Zealand managing director. “His strong track record in the industry speaks for itself. He brings knowledge, experience and strong leadership which will be key assets as we continue to build our business in New Zealand.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the AT&T team. It is a great opportunity to be part of a large, global player with proven products and services, and a genuine focus on innovation,” said Peter. “I’m looking forward to working closely with our sales team and to further success as a strategic partner for our customers.”
Prior to IPConnect, Peter worked for nine years at regional telecommunications provider Macquarie Telecom, including seven years as founding Managing Director for Macquarie Telecom Asia in Singapore. Peter built the business case for the establishment of an Asian business unit in 2000, and quickly built the unit’s operations to include 40 staff and 650 corporate accounts.
As part of Macquarie Telecom’s executive leadership team, Peter was a key contributor to the company winning the International Company of the Year award (COMNET Expo, Washington DC, 2000) and the Australian Telecommunications Company of the Year award (Australian Telecommunications Users Group, 2001) and Accepted the Australian Exporter of the Year award for Business Services in 2002 from the Minister of Trade and Industry. In 2006, Peter was admitted to Advance 100—an organization recognizing the top 100 Australians working overseas.
With a presence in New Zealand since 1999, AT&T provides high quality networking solutions for organizations with regional and global operations. The company combines its breadth of services, next generation technologies and skilled experts to enable the transformation of its customers’ communications needs. Services include network consulting, design and implementation, unified communications, managed virtual private networks, global managed mobility and roaming, managed security services and co-location services. AT&T's services are implemented locally by experienced AT&T engineers and supported by a local account team, with offices in both Auckland and Wellington.
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