Peter Pauli, Vice Director of OFCOM, died suddenly following a road traffic accident on Friday 14 June 2013. Peter Pauli, an electronics engineer, was a pioneering member of the Office who participated in the founding in the "Frequencies and Licences" Section, which he then went on to head. In this role he was active in the preparations for the liberalisation of the telecommunications market in Switzerland and the takeover by OFCOM of the PTT tasks in relation to frequency planning. In 1998, he was appointed Head of the "Frequency Management" Division.
Recognized at national and international levels as an expert in his field, he left an indelible mark on the use of frequencies for radiocommunications in Switzerland, representing the country's interests in many international meetings. He was also appointed Vice-Chairman of the ECO Council (european communications office).
OFCOM has therefore lost a valuable colleague, friend and Vice Director, appreciated for his integrity, his kindness, his sense of fairness and his commitment to the technical aspects of the Office's activities. We extend to his family and friends our most sincere condolences.