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BAI Communications Australia Announces New COO

June 04, 2020

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, Business VoIP Contributor

BAI Communications is a global company that designs, builds, and operates communications networks, including broadcast, radio, cellular, Wi-Fi and digital, for customers across Australia, Asia and North America. Comprised of Broadcast Australia, Hostworks, BAI Canada, Transit Wireless and RFE, BAI Communications’ carries out a range of worldwide projects.


In Australia, BAI is one of the largest neutral host broadcast and telecommunications service providers, operating one of the most extensive transmission networks in the world. The Australian arm of the company recently publicized a high-level personnel change: the appointment of Peter Knott to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). According to the company, as COO, Knott will lead core business operations and will be responsible for the network strategy, service integrity, service delivery, HSE (health, safety and environment), property and energy functions. He first joined the company in 2016 as General Manager for Commercial Finance, and later became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO)

"I am honored to take on the role of COO for BAI Communications Australia,” said Knott in a statement. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company through its next phase of innovation coupled with operational excellence. I believe the potential for growth and value creation is tremendous, given BAI’s intelligent and passionate people, modern technology, and worldwide expertise. As such, I am committed to building on our reputation as the industry’s trusted partner of choice, delivering exciting opportunities for our people and smart solutions for our customers.”

Knott previous spent several years as a commercial director role at WorleyParsons, a global engineering firm. Going forward, the company hopes the appointment will help it extend its service offering to existing and new customers, drawing on its global experience designing, building, and operating communications infrastructure and networks.

BAI Australia CEO Peter Lambourne welcomed Knott to his new role, which began officially on the first of June.

“It is Peter’s passion for people, vision, customer focus, and proven record of delivery that makes Peter the ideal candidate to lead our core business in the next stages of its development,” said Lambourne.


Edited by Maurice Nagle


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