Alphawest CEO resigns

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Optus has lost the long-time CEO of its technology services division, Alphawest. Garry Henley has resigned and is to leave at the end of the month, a spokesperson for Optus comfirmed. “Garry has played a key role in the integration of Alphawest into Optus and, now that this is complete, he is seeking new challenges.”

The director of Optus’ southern region business, Rob Parcell, has stepped in and will be acting CEO until a replacement has been found. The spokesperson did not say how long will the recruitment process will take.

Asked by one of the media if the departure was a sign that Optus would be restructure the technology services division, the spokes person said: “Not at this stage.”

Mr. Henley first joined Alphawest in 1994 after it had acquired Integral Solutions, a networking provider. Optus acquired Alphawest for $26 million in October 2005.

Analyst firm IDC said that in 2006 Alphawest generated $232 million in revenue, making it Australia’s eighth-largest technology services company.

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