US Telco executive Roy H. Chestnutt is to join Telstra (ASX:TLS) as a non-executive director.
He was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Verizon Communications and has held leadership positions with other leading firms including Motorola, Grande Communications, Sprint-Nextel and AirTouch.
He served as Chairman and CEO of Texas-based cable and broadband company Grande from 2005 to 2009
He will be based in Texas.
Shares in Telstra (ASX:TLS) are up 0.93% to $3.25