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John Stanton

CEO, Communications Alliance

John Stanton

John Stanton is a seasoned communications industry executive with over 25 years of experience, who joined Communications Alliance as CEO in 2010.

Mr Stanton is also Chairman of the Executive Council of the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) – a collaboration of more than 150 companies and stakeholders from academia, Government and the consumer sector, dedicated to harnessing the opportunities of the Internet of Things for the Australian economy.

From 2006-2009 Mr Stanton was Chief Executive Officer of ASX and NZX-listed telecommunications carrier, People Telecom. Under his leadership, People Telecom became profitable and was recognised as Australia’s Best Regional Service Provider in the Australian Telecom Awards 2007. In 2009 the Company was sold to M2 Telecommunications.

Prior to that Mr Stanton was a senior executive with Intelsat, the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. Based in the UK from 2001-2005, he was President and Director of Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing and of the Data, Carrier and Internet Business Unit. Mr Stanton also spent two years in the US with Intelsat as Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1999-2001.

Mr Stanton joined Telstra in 1992 following the merger with OTC, where he was Manager of Public Affairs. From 1992-1999 Mr Stanton held a number of roles with Telstra, including Managing Director of Payphones and Card Services and General Manager, Americas & Satellite Arrangements. From 1996-1997 he was Chairman of the Intelsat Board.

In his early career, Mr Stanton worked as a political journalist for The Australian newspaper and as a press secretary and adviser to the Australian Minister for Telecommunications and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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