Executive Director, Defence Engagement
Michael Lawrey is the Executive Director, Defence Engagement — a role he leads for the CEO to enable Telstra to work more strategically with Australia’s Department of Defence.
Until taking on the Defence Engagement role, Michael was the executive director for Architecture, Online & Media at Telstra, a role he commenced in July 2010. He was responsible for all architecture, IT and network for Telstra, and delivery of Telstra’s online capability including application development, cloud and delivery of multimedia solutions.
Prior to this, Michael was the executive director Network & Technology — a role he undertook for two years. His responsibilities covered Telstra’s planning, architecture, design and engineering capability. In November 2007 he won Telstra’s CEO award for Executive of the Year.
Michael has held a range of portfolios in Telstra in areas such as operations, construction, planning, engineering, enterprise customer unit and service. This gives him an excellent platform for his current Defence Engagement role. He has also worked with vendors overseas and has had the opportunity to work for two service providers in the USA.
In addition to his Telstra responsibilities, Michael holds a director role on the TeleManagement Forum Board of Directors. This forum is a global industry body that works with suppliers and service providers in setting the strategic direction and standards for the industry. As well as his role as director with the TeleManagement Forum, Michael is an ambassador for the TeleManagement Forum, which promotes collaboration and standards across the industry.
Michael holds a Diploma in Electronic Engineering, a Diploma in Industrial Electronics and has undertaken the AICD Company Directors Course.
Thursday, 3 December: 9.00am-9.45am – Keynote Address: Critical communications in the defence landscape