Australian Broadband Services (AusBBS) has announced the appointment of Ian McGregor as non executive Chairman and Andrew Kent as non executive Director and technology strategy advisor.


Both appointees are internet veterans having played key roles as senior executives, alongside AusBBS Founder Rob Appel, in the formative period of ISP success story OzEmail. OzEmail was Australia’s first major ISP, holding the number one position in the local ISP market until 1999 when it was sold to MCI Worldcom for AUD540M.


“I am delighted to welcome Ian and Andrew to the AusBBS Board,” said AusBBS CEO, Rob Appel. “These appointments reunite a team with the skill range and experience to take up the challenge of creating a new ISP business model in the midst of the NBN roll out.”


“Ian McGregor brings direct experience of the financial dynamics behind high growth ISP businesses,” continued Appel. “His background as CFO at OzEmail during its listing on both the ASX and NASDAQ, and sale to MCI Worldcom, and more recently as CFO of Unwired, give him a unique insight into the creation of successful ISP models.”