Optus appoints trio to Executive Leadership Team

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As Optus continues to play a critical role in supporting Australians during these uncertain times, the business has strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Kate Aitken, Libby Roy and Poppy Fassos.

Kate Aitken is set to join Optus as Vice President, Human Resources in August responsible for end-to-end HR at Optus and aligning HR initiatives across the Singtel Group.

Kate brings a wealth of HR experience to Optus from financial services, serving in a number of senior regional and global Human Resources and business roles at Goldman Sachs, Macquarie and most recently, with Westpac, where she was General Manager of Rewards, Culture and Capability.

Libby Roy has joined Optus as Managing Director SMB having recently been PayPal’s Managing Director in Australia. Libby will be responsible for driving sales, product development, marketing, service delivery and operations.

Libby has a strong track record of leading growth and profitability in a variety of businesses including payment, credit card, financial planning, superannuation and travel. With over 2 million small and medium sized businesses in Australia – accounting for between 30 to 40% of GDP – SMBs are a particularly important sector requiring support in these uncertain times.

Poppy Fassos has joined Optus as Head of Business Risk Management, responsible for Business Risk Management for Consumer Australia. This role is focused on assisting the business to manage its risk and compliance responsibilities, while balancing customer and business needs.

Poppy previously held roles across risk management, strategy and transformation, corporate affairs, and marketing and was most recently at NBN Co Australia, where she established a Line 1 Business risk function and delivered an IT risk and controls transformation program for NBN Co.

Former SMB Managing Director Ben White will continue to lead the Wholesale and Satellite teams and adds Strategy to his area of responsibility.

Each of the three new executive appointments will report directly to Optus Chief Executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin.