ARCIA Team

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 and Education
  • Membership
  • Events

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.

2019 Team

Hamish Duff

PRESIDENT

Hamish Duff is the Managing Director of Master Communications and Electronics based in Sydney, having worked for the company for 31 years. Mastercom provides two-way radio equipment to a wide range of commercial and government entities and has been operating for 44 years. Mastercom operates conventional and trunked DMR radio networks that are used in a variety of business critical applications. Hamish is looking forward to working with committee members around Australia to focus on how ARCIA can better serve its members.

Glenn Sneddon

CO-VICE PRESIDENT

Beginning his career in the broadcast industry, Glenn has over 30 years’ experience in radio communications, from Sepac Industries through to Phillips Mobile Communications and Simoco Group. Glenn has worked in engineering design, engineering management, marketing and product management roles, although he has always kept a foot in engineering. In his current role at Simoco as Global P25 Product Manager, Glenn plays a vital role in influencing R&D and works closely with customers to assimilate a P25 development roadmap.

Gary Botley

CO-VICE PRESIDENT

Gary has over 29 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 Territory Manager for Oceania at Zetron providing Mission Critical Control Room Communications solutions for customers with a focus on the public safety, transport, utilities and resources industries.

Ian Miller

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ian Miller has a long history in the radio communications industry, both with larger companies as well as recently as a part-owner of AA Radio Services in Victoria. Recognised by his peers with the Jonathon Livingstone award in 1986, Ian has continued to contribute back into the industry through the Radio Site Operators & Users Association and then in recent years as a foundation member and committee member of ARCIA. Ian has acted as the Convenor of the ARCIA Spectrum & Technical sub-committee and is a member of the Partnership sub-committee. Since the sale of AA Radio Services Ian operates his own independent radio communications consultancy, Orange Horizons.

Kathryn Millican

SECRETARY & WA COMMITTEE

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University of Technology.  She currently works with CSE Crosscom in a national development role helping the team implement communication technologies to create more efficient operations and to improve the health and safety of employees. Kathryn is passionate about developing strong relationships with commercial, government and industry stakeholders, to support the collaborative development of policy and legislation. Kathryn became involved with ARCIA in 2015 and became a member of the ARCIA Executive in 2018 as the Secretary.

Andrew Wyborn

TREASURER & VIC COMMITTEE

Andrew Wyborn has been working in the Telecommunications industry for the past 16 years performing roles in Sales, Operations, Training and Project Management. Additionally, Andrew is a long time serving member of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and was awarded the National Medal in 2011 for Long and Diligent Service to CFA. He enjoys bushwalking and cycling and is married with 2 children. Andrew is the Treasurer for ARCIA as well as a member of the Accreditation Committee.

Geoff Spring

PROJECT OFFICER

Geoff Spring 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 on-going 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. 

2019 Committee

QLD

  • John La Cava
  • Denis Colbourne
  • Graham Rallings
  • Phil Dowd
  • John Whittaker
  • Brad Welch

VIC

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Chris Stevens
  • David Britt

NSW

  • Roger Webber
  • Wayne Turnbull
  • Andrew Findlay

WA

  • Kathryn Millican

SA

  • Mark Byford

EVENTS MANAGER

  • Madeleine La Ferla

EX OFFICIO MEMBER

  • Noel Higgins
  • Nick Stefanou
  • Jamie Baker
  • Kit Wignall
  • Rob Howes
  • Jim Simpson
  • Damian Costello
  • Anthony Blythe
  • David Cox