Name: James Spenceley
Organization: Vocus Communications
Biographical info: Mr James Spenceley has been an APNIC member and part of the Internet Community for well over a decade. During this time he has been a strong supporter of APNIC events, sponsoring standalone APNIC Meetings in 2000, 2008 and 2010. In addition he has proposed policy initiatives and been active in policy debates. He is a current serving member of the APNIC EC (his second term) having been the APNIC Treasurer for 3 years.
James founded his first ISP in the mid 1990's and from these small beginnings has been involved with networks and companies both large and small. As a result he has one of the most rounded experiences as to the requirements and issues facing large and small telecommunications and Internet companies alike.
He has during his career been technically responsible for the largest build of an IP network in Australian history (Comindico) where he looked after much of the business plan and products while managing multi million dollar budgets, vendor relations, technology selection and routing/ peering policies.
Since Cominidico, James founded Vocus, now one of the largest IP backbone providers in Australia and New Zealand. James has successfully managed Vocus into the awarded fastest growing technology company in Australia. Vocus now listed on the Australian Stock Market offers IP transit, fibre and data centre services in three markets (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore Hong Kong and USA) giving James a strong perspective on operating an Internationally diverse operation and valuable experience in technical and financial matters and corporate governance.
James is also a founding director of AusNOG (Australian Network Operators Group), defining the company structure and not for profit nature of the AusNOG orgaisation. Since it's founding in 2007 AusNOG has held six annual conferences which regularly exceed 200 attendees.
Motivation for nomination: James has served the APNIC community very well during his 4 years on the Executive Council. He is passionate about the Internet community and resource allocation and availability. He will continue to be a valuable asset to the APNIC EC.