geoff huston, Board Member

Geoff Huston is an Internet Pioneer and a globally recognized expert, who played a critical role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. He began work at the Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee with the direction to build a national academic and research network. In just over one year, every Australian university and major research institution was connected to the country’s first ISP, the Australian Academic and Research Network. From 1995 to 2005, Geoff was the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra, where he provided a leading role in the construction and further development of Telstra’s Internet service offerings, both in Australia and as part of Telstra’s global operations. Geoff is currently the Chief Scientist at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry serving the Asia Pacific region, where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. He is author of a number of Internet-related books and was a member of the Internet Architecture Board between 1999-2005, as well as chairing a number of Working Groups in the IETF. Widely regarded as the preeminent researcher on IPv4 exhaustion, he is routinely referenced by international agencies and frequently quoted by the ICT media. Geoff is an IHAF inductee and was recently made a member in the general division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contributions to the Internet.