Leading global communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications (BAI) today announced the appointment of Shanti Thomas to the position of Chief Financial Officer for BAI Australia.

In this role, Ms Thomas will report directly to BAI Australia CEO, Peter Lambourne, and play a key role in defining commercial strategies that drive growth, enabling innovation and service expansion for BAI in Australia. Additionally, she will join the Australian Executive Leadership Team where she will contribute to strategies that will enhance business performance and customer value by augmenting operational efficiency and customer centricity.

“Shanti has been a part of the BAI business for a long time, and she exemplifies the spirit and dedication of our entire organisation. Over her many years and roles with BAI, she has been a respected leader and has continuously demonstrated the immense value that her exceptional capability and extensive knowledge bring to the business. She has been instrumental in the significant growth of BAI globally and I am delighted to have her join the Australian business, where she will support the ongoing expansion of the business locally,” said Mr Lambourne.

Ms Thomas assumes this role following over 10 years working with BAI, most recently holding the role of Group Finance Director where she was responsible for overseeing the financial control, planning, statutory, Treasury and taxation requirements of BAI Group’s wider global operations. In this position, Ms Thomas played a critical role in contributing to BAI’s expansion across multiple markets and regions, giving her profound experience supporting the strategic growth agenda of the business, including involvement in significant merger and acquisition transactions.

Commenting on her appointment to the role, Ms Thomas said “BAI is leading the way in a very exciting and fast evolving industry. The company’s extensive and proud operating history in Australia has played a fundamental role in shaping the way BAI partners and works with customers globally, underpinning its growth. I am extremely excited to be joining the BAI Australia team and I look forward to supporting the ongoing expansion of the business here locally.”

Ms Thomas will commence the Australian Chief Financial Officer role Tuesday 1 March 2022 and will be based in the company’s head office in Sydney.

For more information, contact:

Launa Considine, Head of Marketing and Communications, Australia, Phone: +61 478 464 468, Email: Launa.considine@baicommunications.com