My future is going global
Safely deploying 3G and 4G networks for Telstra is a job I’m honoured to have. In Australia, it means engaging with the community about our networks and their mobile safety questions, via our customer helpline and often in person. I’ve travelled around Australia as part of the mobile roll-out and seen first-hand how we help to connect people.
I also travel regularly overseas to work with international partners and manufacturers. Working with the United Nations telecommunications agency and collaborating with the World Health Organisation on mobile safety and health is a huge part of my job. One of my career highs is being invited to chair the international body in Geneva that sets the safety testing standards for all mobile and wireless networks.
I started my career in radio communications research – in fact I was one of the first people to have a mobile phone in Australia and then went on to help roll out the first mobile network in Australia.
Telstra always sees the value in what I do and has supported my desire to experiment with technologies and to work on a global level.
Today, I’m leading a team who’ve developed a world-leading app that locates mobile sites and have also developed a web-based information system for the community about mobile network issues. Things never stand still here. We’re looking at technologies that are five to ten years ahead, so there are always opportunities to get involved in something completely new to this innovative industry.
If you’ve got the initiative and the talent, Telstra will support you in every way. I’ve been given the opportunity to develop my career in the areas I’m passionate about and to grow my professional reputation. I’m really proud to be part of an Australian company that’s globally recognised and respected for what it brings to the table.