There are few leadership roles in this country as testing as NBNCo CEO.
Over the past four years, Bill Morrow dedicated his skill and energy to the project in pursuit of a broader good.
I acknowledge the efforts of Mr Morrow, in particular the professionalism and commitment demonstrated throughout his tenure.
Mr Morrow didn’t shy away from Parliamentary scrutiny, and was refreshingly forthright in his approach to discussing issues facing the rollout.
Whilst this candour would sometimes result in sharp criticism from Labor, it must be acknowledged the CEO was willing, at key junctures, to explain problems for what they were.
For all the all the political debate, the underlying mission of the NBN has always been about equality of opportunity.
Mr Morrow sought to promote this objective under challenging circumstances.
Australia has been very fortunate to attract a business leader of his calibre, and we do hope he chooses to remain onshore.
We wish Mr Morrow success in whatever he seeks to pursue in his next chapter.