Departure of Network Technology Manager from Australia Post – Training and Development – Telco/ISP

Australia Post’s chief technology officer for network and infrastructure engineering, Shane Hazim, has left the organization.

Hazim featured prominently in Australia Post’s long-running network transformation, a multi-year project that won top prize in 2022 iTnews Benchmark Awards last week.

The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) implemented on Hazim’s watch reduced downtime by 70% and costs by 40%.

In mid-2020, Hazim said in a webinar that Australia Post had 1,000 sites on SD-WAN, reaching 5,000 sites by 2021.

Hazim announced his departure on LinkedIn, saying, “To our partners and team members who have made so many successes possible, thank you for an incredible eight years. »

An Australia Post spokesperson said iTnews“Shane is leaving Australia Post to pursue an external opportunity and we wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his career.

“Shane has been with Australia Post for eight years and has helped drive and deliver a range of key projects, including our recent telecoms transformation project.

“It’s a role that’s part of our broader technology leadership team.

“We are recruiting Shane’s replacement and the successful candidate will continue to drive and accelerate the pace of change established to date.”

Originally joining Australia Post from Jemena in 2014 as a contractor working on incident management, Hazim joined full-time in August 2015 as Service Delivery, Networks and Industrial Mobility Manager.

In 2018, Hazim was named Head of Technology, Network and Workspace, and in 2020 he became Head of Technology, Network and Infrastructure Engineering.

Earlier this year, a number of Australia Post IT staff left for retailer Coles, joining former Australia Post executive managing director of transformation and enablement, John Cox, who carried out the same change in 2021.