TitleCompany:Chief Executive Officer, Hibbard Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia
Bio:John has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 40 years, and for more than 30 has been associated with submarine cables. An engineer by qualification, John worked for much of his career at Telstra finishing as Managing Director of Global Wholesale. John was the inaugural Chairman of Australia Japan Cable which he guided to a successful implementation.
Since 2001, John has been an independent consultant in his own company, Hibbard Consulting, involved in strategic and commercial aspects associated with the development and/or implementation of many international submarine cable projects across the Pacific including French Polynesia, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomons, PNG, Palau, FSM, and CNMI.
He was President of PTC from 2009 to 2012.