I work in Telecom New Zealand where my present role is to provide leadership in the wireless activity areas. I started my career in the New Zealand Post Office in 1979 as a radio engineer. In the late eighties, the telecommunications part of the Post Office became Telecom New Zealand. I have held various roles in Telecom that involved looking at future directions and technology strategy. Throughout my professional career, I have also been actively involved in academic activities ie co-supervising graduate students, taking visiting academic/research appointments etc. I also have a very active role in the shaping of world telecommunications standards for wireless communications via participation in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).