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CEO resigns at NBN partner company

NBN partner Silcar has confirmed a report by the Australian Financial Review that its CEO Peter Lamell has resigned.

"The board thanks Mr Lamell for his commitment to the company during more than two-and-a-half years in the role," a Silcar spokeman said.

Pat Burke, general manager strategy and operation performance at Thiess Services, has been appointed interim CEO and has more than 25 years' experience in operations, maintenance, engineering and business development.

Silcar is a 50/50 joint venture between Siemens and Thiess Services and has been awarded several contractors for the NBN, including a $380 million contract in June 2011 to construct and deliver a passive fibre network covering New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

Silcar announced in December last year that it would potentially lay off 160 staff in January this year following a decision by Bluescope Steel that it would not renew a maintenance services agreement for its Western Port site.

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