Elly Tawhai

Elly Tawhai

Senior Internet Resource Analyst/ Liaison Officer, Pacific

  • IPv4 exhaustion
  • IPv6 deployment
  • Internet in Pacific

Elly Tawhai is a Senior Internet Resource Analyst for APNIC. She also acts as the Liaison Officer of APNIC to members and stakeholders in the Pacific region and an associate trainer supporting the APNIC training team.

She is responsible for working with resource holders to process resource allocation requests, which is the core operation of APNIC. As a senior internet resource analyst her role extends to evaluating and analysing network plans from members and the community and making appropriate decisions for the distribution of the Internet resources throughout the region.

In her liaison role, Elly uses knowledge of the pacific region, networking with existing members, seeking liaison opportunities with potential members and actively participating in Liaison events. She is also occasionally required to work closely with the training team to conduct training within the region.

Current Position and Activities

For the past eight years Elly has been working at APNIC as an Internet Resource Analyst. She also co-ordinates APNIC’s liaison activities within the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.

Elly is one of the longest serving employees of APNIC having started in September 2000.

Previous Positions

Prior to joining Elly has worked in a range of roles in Systems Administration. Her previous role included working with the University of Queensland, Australia and Queensland Parliament House, Australia.

She has gained experience in network administration, desktop support and TCP/IP. She has also developed planning for Y2K action plan for the Queensland Parliament House.


Bremer Institute of TAFE
Associate Diploma of Information Technology
(Applied Business Computing),
Bundamba Campus

Bremer Institute of TAFE
Diploma of Information Technology
(PC and Networks User Technical Support),
Ithaca Campus

Current positions outside of APNIC

Member of the Australian Computer Society