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Stephen Rue


Stephen Rue is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at NBN Co, a Government owned business enterprise whose goal is to build a national broadband network to provide high speed wholesale broadband services that will reach every Australian by 2020. Stephen was previously the Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to this position, Stephen was the CFO at News Limited for over a decade managing all aspects of Newscorp Australia's financial affairs as well as heading up strategy and transformation. Stephen was also a Board member of several associated company boards including the ASX listed REA Group, Foxtel, AAP Associated Press and Community Newspapers Perth. Following salary cap issues, Stephen became Chairman of Melbourne Storm, overseeing the resurrection of the club, culminating in a Premiership victory in 2012 and the successful sale of the club in May 2013.

Born in Dublin Ireland, emigrating to Australia in 1991, Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.

Agenda Sessions

  • Social impact or PR campaign?

  • Building a network to 7.69Mkm² - what does it mean to society and how can we quantify its value?


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