NBN exec Jim Hassell to rejoin Broadcast Australia
Louise Duffy | 07-12-2012

Jim Hassell, head of product development, sales and regulatory affairs at Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), is leaving to join Broadcast Australia as its new group CEO.

Former SingTel Optus executive John Simon will replace Hassell, who previously worked at Broadcast Australia as chief operating officer.

Hassell will take up his new role in March 2013.

NBN chief executive Mike Quigley said: “I congratulate Jim on his new role and thank him for his outstanding contribution to NBN Co.

“He leaves the company in an excellent position to build on his achievements in developing the Wholesale Broadband Agreement and the associated negotiations with industry, which culminated in the signing up to the NBN telephone and Internet service providers that represent over 95% of the retail market.”