David Thodey is Chair of the Commonwealth Science, Industry & Research Organisation (CSIRO) and a Director of Ramsay Health Care, Tyro Payments, Vodafone Group UK and Xero.
Previously David was CEO and Executive Director of Telstra, appointed in May 2009. He formally retired from the CEO position on 30 April 2015. Telstra is Australia’s leading Telco with an international presence spanning Asia, Europe and North America. Before joining Telstra, David was CEO, Australia and New Zealand at IBM. During his 22 years at IBM, David held several senior executive positions across Asia Pacific.