Inligo has been developing its ongoing Global Advisory Board tapping international talent with the following skill sets in mind; subsea cable design and operations, optical engineering excellent, subsea and terrestrial cable development and corporate governance.

Dr. Stephen Grubb joins Inligo Networks following a 30-year career in the telecommunications industry. In his most recent role Stephen was a Global Optical Architect at Meta/Facebook, overseeing the build of 20 open submarine cable systems and introducing new optical technologies for Meta’s Global Network.

Prior to Meta, he was a Fellow at Infinera where for 14 years he directed work on next generation Photonic Integrated optical and network technologies. This involved working on over 250,000 kilometres of subsea cable systems, landing across 28 countries.

Stephen’s very relevant experience in designing and delivering some of the most recent and advanced subsea systems, such as MAREA, PLCN, Jupiter, Echo and Bifrost was very compelling in his appointment to the Inligo Networks Global Advisory Board.

With a globally respected reputation in optical technologies, Stephen was also responsible for the first commercial introduction of Raman amplifiers in fibre networks.

David Robertson joins Inligo following a successful career as an Executive in Telstra’s International division. During his time at Telstra, David was Telstra’s Representative on the Boards of Southern Cross Cable Network and REACH, both companies having extensive subsea cable network assets.

David’s career spans over 35 years in the IT & Telecommunications industry in Australia and across the Globe for Telstra. His career initially commenced in the operational side of the business before leading the various sections of the engineering & IT organisations. He has driven engineering innovation programs in key emerging areas within the Subsea Cables, Optical, IP/Ethernet, Security, Programmable Networks, Software Defined Networks and Network & IT Automation. A deep technical thinker with a strong ability to relate to technical engineers and the challenges they are facing while always looking at alternative ways to work to the desire outcome.