Allan Horsley is a Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and has some 45 years of experience in the Australian telecommunications industry.
He has been responsible for designing, building and operating substantial communications networks, with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria in the 70's and 80's, and as Managing Director with Vistel Ltd the Victorian Governments' telecommunications provider in the 80's and 90's. He has led the Australian Telecommunications User Group in the 90's and was a Member and acting Deputy Chair of the Australian Communications Authority, (ACA) during the period 2001 to 2005.
In recent years he has acted as an advisor to both the Australian Communications and Media Authority, (ACMA) and the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, (DCITA) on telephony services and facilities for Indigenous communities.
He has provided Telecommunications Regulatory training programs to Governments and Regulators in APEC Economies and to the South Pacific Forum telecommunications Regulators.