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Board of Directors

Chris Hancock AM - AARNet CEO

Mr Chris Hancock AM

Chief Executive Officer, AARNet

Chris joined AARNet in 2004, bringing 25 years executive leadership experience to the role, including 15 years in the media and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining AARNet, Chris held several key executive positions at Optus, including Managing Director of Optus Business. He was an integral member of the senior executive team that completed the IPO and subsequent sale of Optus to Singtel. Chris holds an Executive MBA from the University of New South Wales.

He is a past Chair of the Internet Industry Association and a member of the Global CEO Forum, the Global Cyber Security Group and the Global Unified Communications Group. He is a director of the board of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue and has previously served as a director of the Smart Services CRC and the Starlight Foundation.