Current Board and Staff

 


 Anne Hurley

Anne Hurley

Chair

A recognised leader with more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, prominent advocate for harnessing the opportunities of the digital era and implementing those opportunities in digital retail, mentor and adviser for start-ups and Board Director. Founder & CEO of global vegan online business James&Co.

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 Keith Besgrove

Keith Besgrove

Director

Keith has had a distinguished career at the forefront of Australian and international digital economy development issues. He headed up the former National Office of the Information Economy (NOIE) and Department of Communications and has represented the Australian Government on a wide spectrum of both national and international organisations and events, including oversight of the delegation to ICANN of .au delegation to auDA.

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 George Fong

Paul Brooks

Vice-Chair

Paul is a trusted industry consultant, entrepreneur, broadband engineer and active participant within the Australian ISP community and industry bodies such as Communications Alliance. He was an initial founding member of Internet Australia, and a co-founder of Vocus Communications. Paul is also on the board of the InterPlanetary Networking Chapter of the Internet Society (IPN-ISOC)

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 Chris Disspain

Chris Disspain

Director

From October 2000 to March 2016 Chris was the Chief Executive Officer of .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA), a non-profit company that is the independent governing body/manager of the Australian Internet domain name space (.au) and the policy body governing the Domain Name Space (DNS) in Australia.

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George Fong

Hon. Secretary (Immediate Past Chair)

George's involvement started in the academia and evolved into the development of a regional Internet Service Provider and has seen him involved since then in many community, strategic and commercial Internet projects concentrating on regional and rural Australia. He is currently the Nerd Herder at Lateral Plains and also a member and Deputy Chancellor of Federation University Australia's Council.

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Sae Ra Germaine

Sae Ra Germaine

Director

Sae Ra Germaine is a Melbourne based Digital Platforms wrangler for a Library Services "for-benefit" organisation and has over 10 years of experience working with high profile systems companies from a diverse range of fields. Sae Ra is a tech evangelist with a focus on leveraging user-centric design and open standards as a driver for innovation and change. She is an active advocate of free and open source initiatives and is currently the Secretary/Board Member of Linux Australia.

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Paul Brooks

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

Vice-Chair (International)

Cheryl believes the Internet should be seen as a public asset and needs to be developed and maintained as a cost-effective and accessible resource for communication, education, community, social and business opportunities by the Australian and wider global community.

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Craig O'Toole

Craig O'Toole

Treasurer

Craig has a passion to create a focus for everyone to be involved and actively improve the Internet. With the ever increasing ubiquity to everyone on the planet, Craig believes that it is crucial that we all see the importance of advancing the Internet, and is excited to live in a time where so many new uses are being found for telecommunications and computing.

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Laurie Patton

Director
Laurie is Chief Executive Officer of IAP2 Australasia, the peak body representing practitioners in the fields of public participation and community engagement. From 2014 to 2017 Laurie was Chief Executive Officer of Internet Australia.

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 Holly Raiche

Holly Raiche

Director

Holly is an adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in the areas of telecommunications and Internet law. She is also a Research Fellow at the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the UNSW, and a Research Associate at the Communications Law Centre and is on the Leadership Team of ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee.

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 Chris Winter

Chris Winter

Director

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Roll of Honour - Previous Directors and Staff