Meet the Telstra Wholesale team

Our experienced management team, highly skilled technical staff and friendly account teams are committed to going further to help you achieve your goals. We have the people with the skills your business needs to drive your competitive advantage. Read on to learn a little more about our leadership team and the way we have structured our business to respond to your needs.


Our leadership
Our management team is a group of highly experienced professionals that lead our business and future direction.

Our staff

Product managers
Our product managers are there to make solutions that support your approach to market. This team works closely with the engineering teams across Telstra to understand new capabilities from our IT and infrastructure vendors. Where we see opportunities to apply these capabilities, we test these ideas with our customers before incorporating into our product roadmap.


Technical consultants
Senior Technical Consultants are our product and technical experts, offering broad in-depth knowledge of Telstra Wholesale’s offerings.

Brendon Riley
Telstra InfraCo CEO

Brendon Riley became the CEO of Telstra InfraCo on 1 October 2018. In this role Brendon is responsible for efficiently leveraging Telstra’s significant portfolio of assets, ensuring it maintains and monetises these assets and meets its obligations to wholesale customers. Brendon also continues to be responsible for the Telstra Health business.


Brendon previously led Telstra Enterprise where he was responsible for providing services to thousands of enterprise, government and international wholesale customers. Telstra Enterprise has revenues in excess of A$8 billion per annum and operations in 20 countries.



Brendon Riley

Brendon joined Telstra in 2011 as Chief Operations Officer (COO) with responsibility for all aspects of Telstra’s operating environment, including networks, field services and the NBN. During his time as COO, Telstra deployed its award winning 4G LTE mobile network, developed its Network Applications and Services business and transformed the division’s operating model to align with the company’s long-term strategy.


Prior to joining Telstra, Brendon spent more than 25 years with IBM and held a number of senior executive positions in Europe, Asia and Australia, including the Head of Europe and CEO of the United Kingdom and Ireland. 


Brendon is currently a member of the boards of Foxtel, Ooyala and Telstra Ventures. He has also served as a member of the President’s Council of the Confederation of British Industry and as a Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.


Brendon has a Bachelor of Business in Information Processing from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University).

Karen Dabbs
Products and Commercial Innovation Executive

Karen leads the team responsible for defining our business unit strategy and working with teams across the business to implement the strategy and support our customers in driving growth. Karen previously led Business Improvement teams within the Business Support and Improvement (BS&I) and Telstra Enterprise business units in Telstra. This included scoping and delivering large scale transformation and improvement projects across Telstra.


Karen joined Telstra in 2014 with 20 years’ experience in management consulting, working with major companies to develop and implement strategy and business transformation. Karen was a partner in professional services firm Grant Thornton, leading the Business Consulting service line and working closely with clients in the Infrastructure & Utilities sector.


Karen has a degree in Economics from Monash University and completed the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship for Ethical Leadership through the Melbourne Business School / University of Melbourne.

Karen Dabbs