The Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA) is made up of elected committee members who are actively engaged with the Australian Wireless Communications industry. Collectively the committee bring many years of knowledge and expertise to the Association as volunteers.

Committee and Ex-Officio Committee members are not paid, and the cost of their contribution is largely borne by their respective companies and employers. The ARCIA Committee meets monthly and each committee member is involved in Association subcommittees including;

  • Accreditation
  • Spectrum & Technical
  • Training & Education
  • Membership
  • Events
  • Website
  • Careers

Nominations for Office Bearers open four weeks prior the Annual General Meeting held in August each year. ARCIA is keen to represent all sectors of the Australian radio communications industry and encourages all members of the industry to attend. Teleconference is available for those interstate or in rural areas who are unable to physically attend.

Please contact us if you would like more information.

Executive Team

Paul Davis


Paul is the current, inaugural CEO of ARCIA, having been appointed in late 2022. With experience in sales, marketing, business development and leadership, Paul brings to ARCIA a wealth of experience working alongside the critical communications sector nationally and globally, having been involved in the launch and leadership of the Comms Connect series of events in Australia and New Zealand since 2007. Paul is passionate about the sector and has been a close ally to and supporter of ARCIA and the wider community over many years, helping to develop long-term relationships between the associations, industry, academia, government and public safety agencies.   

Hamish Duff


Hamish is the Managing Director of Mastercom and a founding Director of the Orion Network. A specialist in wide-area radio networks, Hamish has a genuine understanding of the pressures faced out in the field and the role that efficient communications plays to help people every day.

Hamish is passionate about transforming businesses through the application of digital mobile radio technology. With a career in communications spanning more than 30 years, Hamish is skilled in making the complex simple – engineering communication solutions to support the needs of all users – from the control room to the field.  A member of the Australian Radio Communications Industry Association (ARCIA), Hamish is highly regarded for his technical competency and in 2009 was awarded an ARCIA technical excellence award.

Chris Stevens


Chris Stevens is Managing Director of CartGiS Pty Ltd, an emergency management, GIS and Mapping, and communications consultancy company based in Melbourne. Chris has extensive experience in LMR network design, planning and implementation as well as GIS and mapping application design and commissioning.

Chris is an industry leader in systems integration, thinking outside the box, and providing client-centric outcomes aimed at information sharing and interoperability. He has held many community roles including the National Lifesaving Communications Advisor to Surf Life Saving Australia since 2011, and a member of the Emergency Management Spatial Information Network Australia (EMSINA). As a qualified secondary school and TAFE teacher,

Chris convenes the ARCIA training committees and has been responsible for recent industry advancements in training and education. Chris has three bachelor’s degrees, various emergency management and communications qualifications, and is also the conference chair for the Comms Connect conference series.

Gary Botley


Gary has over 33 years’ experience in the ICT industry including technical, sales and management positions in telecommunications, information technology, radio and wireless communications companies.  He has extensive customer service, operational, sales, commercial management, channel partner management and leadership experience with time spent both in the small/medium business sector as well as in large corporate and Government organisations.

Much of Gary’s time has been spent in new business development as well as recruiting, leading, coaching and developing both large and small sales and operations teams. Currently Gary is Sales Director Australasia at Zetron providing Mission Critical Control Room Communications solutions for customers with a focus on the public safety, transport, utilities and resources industries.

Graham Rallings


Graham has been involved in the industry for over 20 years and has worked in almost all areas of the RF Industry, for national companies like Bearcom, Simoco and Hytera. He looks forward to making a beneficial contribution to the ARCIA team as the Secretary.

He currently works at Zetron as a sales specialist in a national development role helping the team implement unified communication technologies to help create more efficient control room environments. Zetron, for over 40 years, has been manufacturing mission critical communications solutions and have installed in excess of 25,000 Console positions in over 100 Countries.

Brad Welch


Starting as an Apprentice Radio Technician in Mt Isa, Brad has over 30 years’ experience in the critical communications industry including over 25 years’ experience in Critical Messaging.

This experience has seen him working for companies such as Hutchison Telecoms (now Vodafone Messaging), Selective Communications in New Zealand, WiPath Communications Australia and now TPL Systems Asia-Pacific. Brad has been heavily involved with providing critical response solutions and support in the Emergency Services and Healthcare markets.

Brad’s strength is listening to the customer and their requirements, using his experience to provide the most suitable outcomes to shorten critical response times and maximise the customer experience.

Geoff Spring


Geoff was a member of the State of Victoria’s (Australia) public service for nearly 40 years, holding senior executive positions in the fields of project management, transportation, public safety, policy, strategy and governance. Geoff now specialises in the field of mission critical public safety communications.

Geoff is a member of the P25 Steering Committee which is responsible for the ongoing development of the P25 Standard, in conjunction with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and is also a Senior Industry Advisor to the University of Melbourne – Infrastructure Engineering Department. 



  • John La Cava


  • Andrew Wyborn
  • David Britt
  • Glenn Sneddon
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Troy Abel
  • Peter Dunkin


  • Perin Hardie
  • Dina Roubis


  • Anthony Beresford
  • Rob Howes


  • Michael Clark


  • Spectrum & Technical – Ian Miller
  • Training & Education – Chris Stevens
  • Membership – Phil Dowd
  • Marketing – Gary Botley
  • Accreditation – Glenn Sneddon
  • Careers – Roger Webber


  • Dale Stacey (NSW)
  • Roger Webber (NSW)
  • Trevor Lee (NSW)
  • John Whittaker (QLD)
  • Neil Johnson (QLD)
  • Phil Dowd (QLD)
  • Mark Byford (SA)
  • Stuart Fillmore (SA)
  • Ian Miller (VIC)
  • Jamie Baker (VIC)
  • Noel Higgins (VIC)
  • Melanie Hazebroek (WA)