BAI Communications (BAI), a leading communications infrastructure provider, today announced the formation of a new advisory board for its Australian business. Six distinguished industry leaders will advise the BAI Australian executive leadership team, helping to guide the strategy, evolution and expansion of BAI’s broadcast, emergency services communications, 5G neutral host and telecommunication businesses in Australia.

The advisory board strongly supports BAI’s role as a trusted partner in the broadcast sector, working with the industry to make broadcast networks of the future more resilient and effective. It will also be instrumental as the company accelerates the delivery of its 5G neutral host infrastructure offering to local governments and mobile network operators (MNOs) across the country.

BAI Communications Group CEO, Igor Leprince said, “As technological advancements continue to reshape the broadcast and telecommunications industry, BAI is poised to assist government, MNOs, and broadcasters to unlock new revenue streams and fast-track delivery of connectivity solutions across Australia. Establishing this advisory board will be enormously valuable to BAI’s future, enhancing our vision and pioneering role in Australian broadcasting and telecommunications.”

Also joining the newly established Advisory Board is Sydney-based Tony O’Malley, a competition and Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) lawyer and leader of PwC’s Global Legal Services Network. Prior to joining PwC, Tony worked at leading international law firm King & Wood Mallesons, as the Managing Partner for Australia.  Mr. O’Malley has a strong reputation for senior leadership and is recognised for his strategic thinking and ability to implement major change. Over the past 25 years, he has advised on many of Australia’s most significant corporate transactions and regulatory investigations in the TMT sector, working with national broadcasters, Telstra, Optus, and nbnCo.

Tony O’Malley, said “It’s a real privilege to be joining the newly constituted Australian Advisory Board at BAI Communications and I’m very much looking forward to supporting Peter Lambourne and the executive leadership team contributing to the direction and growth of the Australian business.”

BAI Australia CEO, Peter Lambourne added, “We are very fortunate to have such a high calibre of expertise within our advisory board, as we continue to grow and develop our business, they will support our strategic planning and facilitate execution of our goals in Australia. We will be building out the board’s expertise and look forward to welcoming new members who share in our enthusiasm and recognise the potential of our solutions”.

The inaugural members of the BAI’s new Advisory Board are: Bart Vogel (BAI Communications Board Director), Peter Lambourne (BAI Communications Australia CEO), Tony O’Malley (PwC Partner, Global Legal Network Leader), Alex Karroum (BAI Communications Board Director, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board), and Stephen Matthews (BAI Communications Group CFO). A sixth board member will be appointed in the months to follow.

About BAI Communications

BAI Communications designs, builds, and operates cellular, Wi-Fi, broadcast, radio, and IP networks around the world. We are engineering experts and technology innovators with proven experience in delivering the next wave of connectivity solutions through long-term partnerships with broadcasters, transit operators, governments, and MNOs. As a leading communications infrastructure provider, BAI’s neutral host solutions connect people, enrich communities and advance economies. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the US, where we have a majority stake in Transit Wireless.