Mr Booth spent 38 years working at Telstra in senior executive roles, including Group Managing Director, Telstra Country Wide, and held chairman and directorship roles with the Telstra Foundation since 2007.
Recently retired, Mr Booth said he plans to build on the work done by the Telstra Foundation since its inception in 2002, continuing to focus on improving education for Indigenous children as well as working to keep kids safe online.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and I’m delighted retirement has given me the time to dedicate to setting the agenda for the Telstra Foundation for the next decade,” said Mr Booth.
Telstra Chief Executive Officer David Thodey praised the work of outgoing Chairman Herb Elliott who has served at the helm of the Telstra Foundation since 2003.
“I’d like to thank Herb for the tremendous contribution he has made over several years as the Chairman of the Telstra Foundation. The Foundation has directly benefited from Herb’s inspirational leadership, his vision and commitment to the task at hand. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours,” Mr Thodey said.
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