TCCA appoints new chief executive

TCCA has announced Kevin Graham as its new CEO, taking over from current chief executive Tony Gray who is set to retire at the end of this year. Graham will take over from January 1, 2022.

According to a statement from the organisation, Graham will join TCCA for a three-month transition period, starting at the beginning of October. He will work together with Gray to ensure a “thorough and seamless handover.”

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Graham is founding chair, and has remained a director of TCCA’s Australasian Critical Communications Forum since 2001. He has extensive experience in the critical communications sector and has worked for and with many TCCA member organisations.

Speaking of the appointment, a TCCA spokesperson said: “With more than 40 years’ experience in the communications industry, Kevin’s skills encompass engineering, sales and marketing, and executive management. Through his global consultancy and advisory services, he has [also] accumulated a thorough understanding of standards organisations, regulators, industry associations and academia.”

Mladen Vratonjić, chair of TCCA’s Board, said: “Kevin will be joining us at an inflection point in our sector, as the potential of 5G begins to crystallise; as the rollout of critical broadband networks advances around the world; and as the importance of TETRA and other narrowband networks is reinforced as the continuing foundation for critical communications services.

“We look forward to Kevin building on Tony’s many significant achievements during his tenure as chief executive, providing continued commitment to our members, and taking TCCA forward into its next phase of development.”

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