David Tudehope, Chief Executive, founded Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications in 1992. In November 2004, the company re-branded and changed its name to Macquarie Telecom.
As Chief Executive he has guided the company’s development from a provider of voice services to a fully integrated carrier supplying voice, mobile, data networks and hosting managed solutions to corporate and government users in Australia and Asia.
During this time, David has been instrumental in championing telecommunications regulatory issues to achieve more competitive outcomes for Australian customers. He has held a number of positions within industry bodies including as Director of the Service Providers’ Industry Association (SPAN) from 1996-1999, and was a member of the Minister for Communication, IT and the Arts Information Economy Advisory Council.
In 2003, SPAN presented Macquarie with the award for “Promotion of Competition” in the telecommunications industry.
Under David’s leadership, Macquarie has won both Australian & international awards including the prestigious International Telecommunications Company of the Year - Business Services at the ComNet Expo in Washington DC in 2000 and the Austrade-Austcham Export Award (Business Services) in 2002.
David is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of the University of New South Wales.