Che-Hoo Cheng

Infrastructure and Development Director

Che-Hoo joined APNIC in April 2017. His current responsibilities at APNIC include training, technical assistance, security outreach, infrastructure services and technical community support.

 Before APNIC, Che-Hoo was in charge of Hong Kong Internet eXchange (HKIX) and the university IT infrastructure at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He has accumulated over 30 years of experience and knowledge of Internet and IT infrastructure and human connections through services for APNIC Executive Council, .ASIA TLD (Top Level Domain) application and .ASIA Board, Level 3 Asia, FLAG Telecom Asia, APIX, .HK, Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET), HKISPA, ISOC-HK, HKNOG, APRICOT-APAN 2011 in Hong Kong and APAN 42 in Hong Kong.


Tashi Phuntsho

Training Delivery Manager

Tashi has experience in IP and transmission network design, operation, and maintenance having worked as a transmission engineer and IP core network engineer for more than a decade. He has been involved in capacity development in the APNIC community by providing technical assistance and training in number of technical areas such as Routing & Switching, Network Architecture, IXP design and deployment, Network Security, IPv6 deployment, DNSSEC, and so on.

Tashi completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronics engineering from India, complemented by research studies in next generation networks from Japan and postgraduate studies in Network Systems from Australia.

Areas of Interest:

BGP, IS-IS/OSPF, IPv6, Securing Internet Routing (RPSL, RPKI, BGPsec), Network Security, DNS/DNSSEC, DWDM, SDH/SONET, SDN, Blockchain.

Warren Finch

Senior Network Analyst / Technical Trainer

Warren is an experienced consultant and trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Windows, Cisco IOS, Virtualisation, Technical Support, and User Training.

Areas of Interest:

BGP, IPv6, Securing Internet Routing (RPSL, RPKI, BMP), Network Security, Automation and Orchestration, Scripting, SDN, Defensible Security Architecture, Network Monitoring, Mitre ATT&CK Matrix, Open source software.

Dave Phelan

Senior Network Analyst / Technical Trainer

Dave comes to APNIC having worked in the Australian ISP and MSP community for the last 20 years in roles as diverse as carrier transmission networks, to System Administration, to core, edge and customer networks. Having built a corporate ISP network from the ground up, he comes with an understanding of traps and pitfalls that most networks have, and do experience.

Areas of Interest:

BGP, IPv6, RPKI/ROA, Transmission Networks, Virtualisation, IP Telephony, Network Security, Automation.

Muhammad Yasir Shamim

Internet Network Operations Trainer

Yasir joined APNIC after working as a Lead NOC specialist for an Internet Service Provider in Pakistan. He has more than a decade’s experience in Routing & Switching with skills in IP/MPLS and BGP, Metro Ethernet, GPON, Satellite Point to Point and Multipoint & RF. He completed his BS Electronics Engineering in Network and Telecommunication and ME in Telecommunication from Pakistan. His areas of interest include IPv6, Network Automation, Internet Routing Security RPKI and SDN. He actively volunteers his time as a Program Committee member for SANOG and was involved in setting up the first local IXP in Karachi, Pakistan.


Jessica Wei

Senior Technical Trainer

After graduating from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2007 with a degree in electronics engineering, Bei (whose nickname is Jessica) joined Huawei as a network training officer.

Over the next six years, she provided Huawei technical training on LAN/WAN systems, broadband access, IP core and IP mobile backhaul networks as well as working on technical training course design and the development of IP training materials. At the Huawei training center in China she provided technical training to engineers and administrators from more than 15 nations including Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

She has also travelled to Bangladesh, Venezuela, Colombia, Egypt, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore to provide training.

Sheryl (Shane) Hermoso

Network Operations Engineer

Sheryl has had various roles as a Network and Systems Administrator before joining APNIC. She started her career as a Technical Support Assistant while studying at the University of the Philippines. Sheryl later finished her degree in Computer Engineering and continued to work in the same university as a Network Engineer, where she managed the DILNET network backbone and wireless infrastructure.

Areas of Interest:

Wireless/wifi, DNS/DNSSEC, IPv6, and security.


Lisa Corness

Senior Training Co-ordinator

Lisa joined APNIC in June 2014. As Senior Training Co-ordinator Lisa provides co-ordination and administration support for the APNIC Development team. Lisa oversees the administration of the Training program, including liaising with APNIC member organisations and workshop hosts to deliver the training program throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Before joining APNIC, Lisa Corness spent more than nine years with the Australian Federal Government, including two-and-half years in an international training team organizing events in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. During this time, she coordinated and provided administrative support for technical training courses, workshops, and conferences.

Areas of interest:

Administration, training planning and coordination, program administration


Adli Wahid

Senior Internet Security Specialist

Adli joined APNIC in February 2014, bringing with him extensive experience and technical leadership in cyber security. He is APNIC’s security evangelist, spearheading security outreach, engagement, and collaboration with the regional community. Adli was elected in 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors.

Jamie Gillespie

Internet Security Specialist

Jamie Gillespie is an Internet Security Specialist at APNIC, providing security training, outreach, and development of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) in the Asia Pacific region. This directly supports APNIC’s vision of “A global, open, stable, and secure Internet that serves the entire Asia Pacific Internet community”.

With over 22 years of IT experience, 18 of those dedicated to Information Security, Jamie started his IT career at the backbone Internet provider UUNET Canada before holding a range of information security roles at AusCERT, Google, and Macquarie Cloud Services. Jamie is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).

Jamie is an international presenter on an extensive range of topics including incident response, technical, physical, and management security, and has been interviewed for television, radio, internet, and print media.

When not working in security, Jamie raises two mini-hackers and is a volunteer advanced responder and trainer for St John Ambulance.


Anosh Khan

eLearning Developer

Anosh is experienced in graphic and web design and has worked in the eLearning field for over three years. Anosh has developed courses for major educational institutions and Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) such as Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Tutis Operations. Anosh is also skilled in motion graphics/animations plus video and sound editing.