General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division
Giles Tanner has worked in broadcasting and communications law and policy in Australia for over two decades. As the General Manager of the ACMA’s Communications Infrastructure Division, he is responsible for discharging the ACMA’s responsibilities as radiofrequency spectrum manager as well as some of the ACMA’s telecommunications responsibilities, including the efficient allocation and use of telephone numbers.
Since the formation of the ACMA in 2005, Giles has worked on diverse matters within the ACMA’s portfolio, including digitisation of television and realisation of the ‘digital dividend’ from switching off analog television. More recently he has overseen the ACMA’s Cybersmart online safety program and telecommunications industry compliance with consumer safeguards regulations.
Giles is a former general manager and acting member of the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA), where, among other things, he led the development and implementation of the ABA’s public spectrum planning process for analog broadcasting services.
First Class Honours from the University of Wollongong (2003). He is accredited by the Australian Communications and Media Authority to issue Frequency Assignment Certificates and Interference Impact Certificates, and holds Approved Radio Certifier (ARC) status under New Zealand’s Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) branch.