By Patrick Avenell

After 40 years in the business, Telstra CFO John Stanhope is retiring. Effective at the end of 2011, Stanhope is also retiring from the Telstra board.

For those already dusting off their resumes, CEO David Thodey said Telstra has commenced “a rigorous process to formally consider” Stanhope’s replacement.

Before that, however, Thodey spoke glowingly of Stanhope’s four decades of service.

“John’s contribution to the company for more than 40 years has been enormous,” Thodey said.
He is a genuine leader in the industry and a valued leader in our company. On behalf of his colleagues we sincerely thank him and wish him the very best for the future.”

In line with its launch in cinemas across the world, a new video game based on Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third film in the franchise, has been released today by Activision.

There are several versions of the game available, based on the console in question. For the Xbox 360 and PS3, there’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. For the Nintendo 3DS and Wii, there’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon Stealth Force Editon. Finally, for the Nintento DS, there are two versions: Transformers: Dark of the Moon Autobots or Decepticons.

All of these games are rated PG. The film itself is rated M.

In other Activision news, Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation is now available on Xbox Live.

Hewlett-Packard has promoted Christopher James-Killer from district sales manager to lead the South Pacific Imaging and Printing Group Managed Enterprise Solutions Business. The full acronym for this is HP-IPG-MES.

“In this role, Chris will lead the team to focus on continuing to build and deliver HP’s world class Managed Print Solutions in Australia and New Zealand, on HP’s proven three part strategy: optimising infrastructure, effectively managing the environment and improving and streamlining workflows,” said a spokesperson.

James-Killer is replacing Guyon Collins, is has moved to North America to becoming the account director of Staples. That’s the company constantly at war with Dunder Mifflan in the US version of The Office.


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Huawei’s new transformative smartphones
F&P’s five point roadmap