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Telstra director jumps ship

By Shannon Williams, Wed 10 Jun 2015
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Dimension Data has appointed former Telstra director Michael Luchich to the company’s South Australian business. 

Pete Murray, director of business – business unit strategy & client experience, Dimension Data Australia, says Luchich is pivotal in driving business and demand across the corporate, enterprise and public sector markets in South Australia.

“Michael’s experience in South Australia’s IT sector speaks for itself. He is highly respected and has been a key figure in the industry for more than 20 years,” Murray says. “His commitment to ensuring his clients’ business performs beyond expectations has seen him lead a number of peak industry bodies.”

Murray adds, “This focus on client experience made him the ideal candidate to lead Dimension Data in South Australia.”

Luchich held the role of South Australian and the Northern Territory state director at Telstra more than 15 years. In this position he led all aspects of Telstra’s government and enterprise business activities. He also held the role of South Australian AIIA (Australian Information Industry Association) chairman until July last year.

Additionally, South Australia’s Transport Minister, Stephen Mullighan, last week named Luchich as one of three members leading a review into the State’s taxi and chauffeured vehicle industries.

In addition to his recent position as South Australian AIIA chairman, Luchich has served as chairman of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation for more than a decade and chairs the Carnegie Mellon University Australia Advisory Board.

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