Each year the telecommunications industry recognises an individual for outstanding contributions to telecommunications. Today the Charles Todd medal was awarded to ACCAN’s CEO, Teresa Corbin, for her efforts representing consumer interests spanning some 20 years in the industry. As members and supporters of ACCAN know, Teresa’s dedication and commitment to ensuring consumers have a voice at the table is second to none, she tirelessly champions affordability, accessibility and availability of communications services for all Australian consumers.
In her speech of thanks, Teresa stressed the importance of addressing consumer interests in the marketplace and noted that the best outcomes were achieved when consumers and industry worked together constructively.
The award is given for and to that individual best embodying the spirit of Charles Todd, the pioneer of Australian communications that led the construction of the overland telegraph. Completed in 1872, the telegraph opened the way to fast efficient commerce and communications between Australia and the rest of the world.