Stuart Bird started his boutique global telecoms, media, and technology advisory firm, Gyrfalcon Consulting, in May 2019. Here, he dedicates his time and unrivalled energy to a select range of change oriented Boards, CEO’s, and Founders motivated to take their business to the next level at pace, and typically in highly competitive, new, and or challenging markets.
Prior to setting up his advisory firm, Stuart spent over 15 years in the telecoms sector most recently serving as Managing Director of Singtel Optus’ $1.2bn Wholesale and Satellite Divisions reporting to the CEO and part of the Executive Team. Stuart had end to end business unit responsibility including product, sales, service, marketing, operations, HR, finance, and networks and commenced the role in 2017. Prior to this role, Stuart was based in Singapore as Consumer Managing Director reporting to the Singtel Singapore CEO.
Stuart joined the Singtel Group from Telstra Corporation, Australia’s incumbent telecoms company, where he spent 8 years, most recently serving as Executive Director of the $5bn Home and Business Product Division. Prior to this role, he spent 5 years in the Mobile division, most of which was spent running the Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile business where he led the highly publicised turnaround of that business from a distant number 3 category to outright market leader in no less than 3 years. Prior to Telstra, Stuart held a number of senior marketing roles for Vodafone Group over a 5-year period.
Before his move into the telecoms sector, Stuart spent 5 years with Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts running their Strategic Marketing Group in Asia Pacific which saw him based in the Chicago and Hong Kong head offices. It was here where Stuart developed his now relentless passion for customer service.
Stuart holds a Behavioural Sciences Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics from Griffith University in Queensland. At 21 years of age, while completing his Masters Degree, he was appointed to the Academic Staff of Griffith University as a Lecturer of multiple undergraduate subjects including statistics, market research methods, and marketing management. He is currently completing a Certificate in Global Management at INSEAD in France.
Stuart is a Director on the Board of the Australian Foundation, Gift of Life, where he and his prominent colleagues donate their time to raise money and awareness for organ donation, a cause he personally believes deeply in. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Realy, a Real Estate and Prop-Tech company serving home owners across Australia.