Blair Feenaghty is a graduate of the Universities of Queensland (BE) and Melbourne (MEngSc), a former Walter and Eliza Hall Engineering Research Fellow of the University of Queensland, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. He was CEO of the Telecommunication Society of Australia Ltd from 1994 to 2001, after resigning from Telstra where he had been General Manager for Telstra's corporate relations with State Governments. Prior to this he led a number of national Business Divisions in Telecom Australia, and was heavily involved in the introduction of competition into the Australian telecommunications industry. His earlier career included military telecommunications research in the UK, and engineering and product planning in Australia, where he played a leading part in the introduction of computer control into telecommunications switching.
Blair was Executive Editor of the Telecommunications Journal of Australia from 1994 to June 2013, and has been Executive Editor of the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy since July 2013.