Telstra’s former CTO retires after 22 years

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Natalie Bannerman
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Hugh Bradlow, the chief scientist at Telstra, is ending his 22-year career with the company to focus on his work with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Hugh Bradlow, the chief scientist at Telstra, has announced plans to retire in October, after 22 years with the company.

Bradlow made the announcement via Twitter and confirmed that he was “looking forward to new opportunities and devoting more time to ATSE”, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, where he is the incumbent president. He also sits on the board of Silicon Quantum Computing.


His career at Telstra began in 1995 where he served at research director of Telstra Laboratories, when the company had just launched its first 2G network. After this, in 2000 he was appointed to chief technology officer, a post he held for 14 years. He became chief scientist in 2014.

Since 2016, Bradlow has been reporting directly to Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who is Telstra’s group executive for technology, innovation and strategy.

Responsibility for innovation will continue to fall under the CTO’s remit, a role currently held by Håkan Eriksson, the former CTO at Ericsson.