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     Date Submitted:24-02-2013
     Last Modified:24-02-2013 (03:02)
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     Current job:Satellite & Communications Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSatellite systems, radio based communications systems, broadcasting, IT networks, project management, technical consulting, change management, procurement and sourcing, contract management, audiovisual multimedia.


    With more than 25 years experience in technical consulting and engineering management, Tony is very skilled at envisaging ‘big picture’ issues and has great aptitude in identifying where technology solutions can improve business effectiveness. A technical problem solver, programme manager, and an assurance and sourcing expert with specialist expertise in satellite communications, broadcasting, radio systems and IT resilience. A combination of extensive technical knowledge and consulting skills enables him to effectively plan and manage complex change initiatives. With excellent team player and communication skills, he is also highly adept at being able to communicate technically complex issues very effectively to a wide range of recipients.



    MSc in Satellite Communications Engineering, UK (1987)

    BSc Honours in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UK (1980)

    Chartered European Engineer (CEng, Eur Ing, MIET) (1989)

    Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip with Distinction) in Sound Recording & Design (2008)


    Relocated to The Hague, Netherlands            2012

    Relocated to New Zealand for personal and family reasons.             2007 - 2011

    During this time, studying and re-training as a professional sound designer, recordist and editor, carrying out a number of freelance TV and audio projects, and co-parenting my son.


    Principal Consultant
    PA Consulting Group, London UK            1996 - 2006

    Various consulting assignments for major clients in both public and private sectors throughout Europe, the USA & east Asia. Providing leadership and expertise, especially in the areas of programme management, interim management, technical strategy, planning and development, sourcing and technology problem solving.

    Clients included: China Light & Power (Hong Kong & China), The BBC (UK), Flextech Television (UK), BT (UK), The UK Ministry of Defence (UK), BP (various - UK, USA, Australia, Asia), an International Bank Consortium (Europe) and the UK Department of Works and Pensions (various, UK).


    Project Team Expert
    European Telecommunications, Standards Institute (ETSI), France            1994 - 1996

    Part of the ETSI project expert team producing the TETRA standard (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio - a digital private mobile radio system for the emergency services). Responsibilities included the coordination and production of the technical specification for TETRA Direct Mode and managing the public enquiry for the TETRA ‘Voice & Data’ and TETRA ‘Packet Data Optimised’ draft standards


    Principal Consultant in Communications Systems
    German Space Operations Centre, DLR/GSOC, Germany            1991 - 1994

    Defining and producing an outline technical design for the ‘on-line’ (i.e. live & mission-critical) communications systems within the European Manned Space Control Centre (MSCC), based near Munich, Germany. In collaboration with NASA and ESA, the MSCC now supports 24/7 operation of the European ‘Columbus’ module of the International Space Station.


    Head of Cell Radio Engineering
    Unitel Personal Comms / Parallel Network Alliance, UK (now part of T-Mobile)             1991 - 1992

    Lead-design responsibility for one of three planning teams developing Unitel's GSM/DCS1800 mobile cellphone system. The network is now operational supporting the UK’s ‘T-Mobile’ telephone network.

    Staff recruitment & training within the organisation.


    Principal Consulting Engineer, Satellite Systems
    Ewbank Preece Consultants, UK            1990 - 1991

    Successfully expanding satellite communications consultancy work, including system studies, technical design, and implementation planning.


    Satellite Communications Representative
    British Telecom and British Telecom International, UK             1981 - 1990

    1985-1990 - Senior Engineer, European Satellites Group representing BT in various standards committees and working groups. Also technical adviser supporting BT’s delegate to the Eutelsat European satellite system organization. Sponsored full time by BTI on an MSc in Satellite Systems at Surrey University to investigate the 20/30 GHz frequency bands and their use for commercial VSAT systems. Afterward BTI’s representative on the European OLYMPUS satcomms R&D programme investigating new satcomms technology projects including digital TV, advanced access methods (e.g. SSTDMA) and VSAT services.

    1984-1985 - Engineering Project Manager, Antenna Systems Development, type approving new, high-capacity digital microwave radio-relay systems to be used within the main BT backbone trunk network.

    1981-1984 - Microwave Systems Engineer/Project Manager, Main Earth Station Provisionresponsible for the specification, procurement, contract management, acceptance testing and commissioning of two major (19 metre dish) satellite earth terminals for a main BT satellite earth station.



    Fluent English
    Basic French (2 years in France)
    Basic German (3 years in Germany)

    British nationality
    References available upon request

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