Dr Milner has spent over 40 years in the ICT industry. He is widely recognised within his profession for his leadership in ICT development in New Zealand. He has been awarded Fellowships to work and study in both the UK and USA during his career. He is a Distinguished Fellow of ENZ, an active member of IET and a Senior Member of IEEE and is on the editorial board for the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.
After spending much of his career with Telecom New Zealand, Dr Milner now runs a busy consulting practice in New Zealand and works extensively with central government, local government and enterprises on ICT strategy, economics and infrastructure development. He is currently Chair of Harmonic Analytics Limited, a Director of Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a member of the Digital Advisory Board and the Capital Investment Committee for health and Chair of the Whole of Government Radio Network Governance Board (WGRN GB). As a Director of CIP (formerly Crown Fibre Holdings) he has been involved in the rollout of the Ultrafast Broadband initiative across New Zealand since its conceptual beginnings in 2007. As independent Chair of the WGRN GB, he has also been intimately involved in pursuit of the next generation of critical communications for the emergency services in New Zealand since early 2015.