Ideas boss latest to exit Telstra
Rocky Scopelliti has left Telstra after 11 years as global industry executive for financial services.
The telco has not provided details of Mr Scopelliti’s departure but a spokesman told The Weekend Australian he left the company last month.
“I can confirm that he is no longer with us,” the spokesman said. “I believe it was a mutual decision.”
The spokesman could not confirm if Telstra planned to name a replacement to fill Mr Scopelliti’s position.
Mr Scopelliti joined Telstra in 2006 as its industry thought leader and was responsible for its global growth strategy in digital financial technology services.
During his time there, he authored several thought leadership reports on banking, insurance and wealth management. His most recent research provided insight into how millennials are driving growth in new digitally led financial institutions.
Before joining Telstra, Mr Scopelliti worked at Commonwealth Bank, where he was general manager of marketing communications and strategic marketing for retail banking. He joined CBA in 2002.
Mr Scopelliti is the latest in a string of high-profile departures at Telstra. New business executive Cynthia Whelan resigned last month to join Scentre, the owner of Westfield malls.
The telco was forced to reshuffle its ranks in September when it lost the head of its retail business, Kevin Russell.
The former Optus executive was in the role for just 18 months. He was replaced by Vicki Brady.