New CEO takes the helm at TCCA


Monday, 24 July, 2017


New CEO takes the helm at TCCA

TCCA is undergoing a change of leadership, with CEO Phil Kidner announcing his retirement.

After 11 years in the role, Kidner will be replaced by Tony Gray, the founder and first chair of TCCA’s Critical Communications Broadband Group.

During his time as CEO, Kidner has steered the association through a period of significant change. While the market for TETRA and other standardised PMR narrowband technologies continues to grow, critical broadband is now on the horizon. The association has worked to ensure that broadband bearers deliver a fit-for-purpose service for business-critical and mission-critical communications.

“With Phil’s guidance, the association has grown immensely in stature,” said Mladen Vratonjić, TCCA chair of the board.

“We thank Phil for all his work in building the association’s profile as a respected expert body on critical communications.

“On behalf of all TCCA members, Tony Gray will continue to strengthen our capability to represent and support our members and the wider critical communications community in the PMR world, oversee the continued enhancement and promotion of the TETRA standard, and ensure the ongoing impact of the association on the development of mission-critical LTE as a trusted bearer for critical communications.”

Gray has worked in the mobile communications industry for more than 40 years and has been a TCCA board member for six years. As well as extensive knowledge of PMR technologies, his background brings significant commercial cellular expertise.

He will commence in his new role on 1 September.

Image caption: Tony Gray, incoming TCCA CEO.

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