John Parkin

Chief Engineering Officer

Since joining nbn in August 2018, Mr Parkin was formally appointed as Chief Engineering Officer in July 2020 after holding the role of Chief Network Engineering role for an interim period that commenced in October 2019. 

Across this exciting period of the nbn journey, Mr Parkin has led the network, security and engineering teams that ensured the network was technically prepared to support the nation through the pandemic and the critical demands this placed on the nbn. It was also a period of significant operational challenges with major natural disasters from bushfires to floods right across Australia which further highlighted the criticality of the nbn to all communities across the nation. Throughout this period Mr Parkin and the network team have also been focussed on delivering key commitments under the corporate plan as nbn continues to uplift the overall capability of the network for all Australians. 

Mr Parkin has a long history of international experience in service delivery operations working for national telecommunications organisations including British Telecom, Spark (formerly Telecom New Zealand) and Telstra. These roles have been complemented with extensive commercial operational experience gained from working with international business partners across India, Malaysia and the Philippines.