Peter Hitchiner has over forty years of experience in the telecommunications industry including roles as Director and State Manager for six years with a leading telecommunications consulting business and as General Manager for four years with a telecommunications project management business.
During much of his career Peter has been engaged in infrastructure engineering (including radio, satellite and optical fibre systems) in both strategic and tactical roles. Peter has consulted extensively to Commonwealth and State Governments including on mobile/wireless and cellular radio matters. Peter has particular skills in strategic and business planning of public carrier and private telecommunications systems including project funding, project and contract management, communications networks planning and design.
Peter’s recent experience includes planning of a major fibre optic infrastructure investment in Australia; commercialisation of research for Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre and commercial support in the formation of Smart Services CRC for research, and its commercialisation, in electronic services for the finance, government and media sectors; and implementing a new procurement model for telecommunications services for a State government to provide a more competitive environment (including legal and technical issues). Peter is currently Director of Engineering for OneWiFi and Infrastructure including advising local government entities in their implementation of Smart City services including the implementation of sensor (Internet of Things) networks and the implementation of public WiFi.
Peter is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and served as a corresponding member of the Board of the Information Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering College including as chair for 6 years and is a past President of the Sydney Division.