The IAB has appointed John Drake as IETF liaison to ITU-T SG-15 (optical control plane), replacing Adrian Farrel. Mr. Drake has been active in the IETF since 1995, primarily in the Routing Area. His areas of expertise include MPLS and GMPLS and he is currently a member of the Routing Area and Smart Grid Directorates. He has worked with SG15 on the development of GMPLS extensions in support of the ITU’s ASON architecture, MPLS-TP, and GMPLS support for OTN. The IAB extends its thanks to the outgoing liaison manager, Adrian Farrel.