Paul Brislen stepped into the role of chief executive of the Telecommunications Users' Association of NZ in early 2011. Since then he's battled mobile termination rates, the threat of a 10-year regulatory holiday under UFB, international mobile roaming rates and copyright legislation whilst keeping a watching brief on the UFB and RBI rollout, spectrum auctions, content debates and TUANZ's ultimate aim -- a faster, smarter, more connected New Zealand.
A journalist by trade, past roles include writing for Unlimited Magazine, Idealog and Top Gear NZ among others as well as editing Computerworld New Zealand. After leaving journalism, Brislen joined Vodafone New Zealand as external communications manager, before becoming head of corporate communications. Brislen is regularly called on to comment on tech issues on both radio and TV.