Michael Ackland

General Manager, Government and Strategic Projects, Vocus

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the IT, Power, Construction and Telecommunications industries with companies including Powercor, ETSA, Leighton Contractors, Nextgen Networks and now Vocus.  

Michael has held senior leadership roles in the development of key regional and international fibre assets including:

  • the rollout of 9,000km of optic fibre cable across Australia in 2010-11 in partnership with the Commonwealth Government under the Regional Backbone BlackSpots Program,
  • the 2,100km North West Cable System from Darwin to Port Hedland 2014-2016,
  • the Australia Singapore Cable 2017-2018, and
  • completed last year, the Coral Sea Cable System, delivered on behalf of the Governments of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia,  connecting Sydney, Honiara and Port Moresby     

With a deep understanding of the economic drivers that support investing in telecommunications infrastructure as well as the transformational benefits is brings communities, Michael continues to drive for infrastructure based competition to support the needs and demands of end users into the future.

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