Nominee Details

Name: Terry Sweetser
Position: Senior Network Engineer
Organization: IO Networks
MANRS participant (Y/N): No

Biographical Information


  • B.Eng. QUT, 1993.
  • M.B.A. QUT, 2019.
  • Member: Engineers Australia.
  • Affiliate: Governance Institute of Australia.

“Many Hats On the Hat Rack”

  • Senior Network Engineer, at IO Networks.
  • Routing Security Researcher, Internet Society.
  • Community Trainer, APNIC.
  • Sessional Academic, QUT Graduate School of Business.


  • 30 years in various Internet Service Providers roles
  • 14 years as CTO
  • GM at an IXP operator
  • Researcher for Internet Society
  • Industry involvement with IGF’s and APNIC Community
  • Sessional Academic teaching Leadership and Strategy
  • IEAust committee work on Infrastructure and Information, Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering College of IEAust (ITEE)

Nominee Statement

After my research efforts, I now see the internet routing system as fragile and insecure.  The steering committee represents an opportunity to steward the industry across the globe towards a more robust and secure internet routing system.  With involvement in internet governance, community training and operational conferences in the Asia Pacific region I am well placed to evangelise the mission of MANRS and promote good routing security principles across the region.

Nominated by: Tashi Phuntsho (APNIC)