Giles Tanner was appointed Free TV’s Director of Technology Strategy in October 2021.
Until 2018 he headed the team responsible for radio frequency spectrum management at the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and, from 2009-12, led the ACMA’s work in realising the ‘digital dividend’ from analogue to digital TV conversion. From 1997-2005, he was the General Manager and, in 2004, an Acting Member, of the Australian Broadcasting Authority. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for his work on the digital dividend and services to broadcasting and spectrum regulation.
Since the 1990s he has given conference speeches and published articles dealing primarily with current broadcasting and spectrum policy and management issues. In 2019, he was engaged by Swinburne University of Technology to undertake research into spectrum issues.