Tenet has announced the appointment of Duncan Greaves as chief executive officer of the company with effect from 1 January 2013.
Greaves succeeds Duncan Martin, who retires at the end of 2012 after serving as CEO since Tenet ‘s establishment in August 2000.
Duncan Greaves has worked for Tenet in senior management roles since 2003, before which he was IT director at the then University of Natal.
The appointment concludes a search and selection process that began in June 2012.
Martin will remain with Tenet until 31 January 2013 to ensure a smooth transition.
As South Africa’s National Research and Education Network, Tenet serves 164 campuses of more than 50 institutions on an extensive national network that includes the 10 Gbps SANReN backbone, and gigabit or better circuits to the main campuses of most public universities and research councils.
Tenet is a fully licenced operator and holds rights of use of 15 Gigabits per second of intercontinental capacity on both the Seacom and WACS cables, and operates gateways in London and Amsterdam.
Tenet collaborates with the Meraka Institute of the CSIR in the planning and deployment of the SANReN Network, which it also operates, and is a founder member of the UbuntuNet Alliance, the Regional Research and Education Network for Eastern and Southern Africa.