Keith Schofield has worked in the submarine cable industry since 1981. Initially working in optical cable development, process development and qualification, he moved on to project management at STC Submarine Systems. Later, Keith joined Cable & Wireless Network Services, handling design and implementation of numerous cable systems. In 2007 he joined Pioneer Consulting, advising project developers, manufacturers, cable owners and investors in the development and acquisition of both new and existing submarine cable network infrastructure. At present, Keith is the General Manager of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) performing GM/Secretariat services to its Executive Committee and Members. In this role, Keith continues to develop the ICPC’s international profile, represents the organisation at industry workshops and with associations involved in subsea operations, and acts to increase overall membership.