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Keith Gurney – Passed Away 11 August 2022 – Aged 67 years

12 Aug 22
Peter Bull

Glenn McGrath has passed on the sad news that Keith Gurney has passed away in the early morning of Thursday 11 August 2022 at Taree Hospital.

Keith started work in OTC in 1972 as an International Telecommunications Officer and worked in various roles on rotation from 1980 to 1985 as Senior ITO Traffic & Senior ITO Telex as well as Customer Service Officer and Area Controller. In the late 1980s he was appointed to the position of Manager Customer Support & Development in Network Innovations associated with the Joint Venture between OTC and British Telecom. In the early 1990s Keith held the positions of National Customer Support Manager (OTC Electronic Trading) and Manager Customer Service – Telstra Enhanced Services before finishing up in 1996 as National Manager Customer Service – Telstra Multimedia.

The below photo of Keith was supplied by Glenn and was taken in 1976 at Paddington Exchange International Telex / Data Centre.

Keith will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Keith’s wife Michelle confirmed as above and the funeral arrangements as detailed:

Funeral Service to be held at grave site

2pm 17 August 2022

Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens

183 Pampoolah Road

Taree NSW 2430




  1. Peter Bull August 12, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    I worked with Keith at the Paddington International Telex Switching Centre Have attached a photo of him and working colleague if anyone might be interested

    Roly Cassar

  2. Peter Bull January 20, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    I worked with Telstra until around 2002 as Product Manager for EDI and later Product Development Manager building their international VoIP network with REACH. I worked very closely with Keith Gurney, both in Telstra and later CustCare, the company he formed.

    I have just found the OTVA web site and was shocked to see his name. My condolences to Michelle.

    Edwin Zywko-Hicks

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