Current Board and Staff
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)
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.
Sae Ra Germaine
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.
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.
Geoff has had the unique opportunity of spending most of his professional career working on and for the Internet. He worked for the Australian University system when he oversaw Australia’s first Internet service, and then worked for Telstra as their Internet Architect. He currently works for APNIC, the Asia Pacific Regional Address Registry, as their Chief Scientist. He maintains an active engagement in Internet technology, and his current research interests include security, routing and measurement.
I'm a longstanding consultant in strategic and policy aspects of eBusiness, information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy, with degrees in Commerce and Information Systems. I spent a decade as an IS academic, and continue as a Visiting Professor in Computer Science (ANU) and Law (UNSW). I've served on various commercial and civil society Boards, including APF (1987-, including as Chair), EFA (2000-05) and ISOC-AU (2010-15, 2017-, including as Secretary).
Greg has worked with the Internet since 1991 (a not-for-profit implementation in Indonesia). Since then he has focused on achieving societal benefit from technology. He is a Graduate member of AICD, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is the Industry Fellow in Cyber Security at the University of Melbourne, and principal at Digital Risk Innovation, consulting in cyber security, blockchain, and professional ethics.
Shantnu has been working with technology projects for over 20 years, with most of the last 10 spent with start-ups and digital agencies. He started his career as a software engineer and due to his approach of focusing on people rather than technology, he moved into Project and Program management roles and more recently into Strategy. Shantnu’s recent work has revolved around educating organisations of the intertwined nature of Business, Technology and Design and how all three play an equal role in crafting innovative solutions
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.
Peter Tonoli is an Information Technology Specialist, with a Masters Degree in Information Technology Management majoring in Information Security, Graduate level qualifications in Project Management and Management, and industry certifications in IT Project Management, Information Security and IT Service Management.
Fiona Tweedie is a data analyst and community wrangler with experience in building public engagement. She has worked in open data policy in a number of Australian Government agencies and was a volunteer organiser of GovHack in Melbourne. Between 2014 and 2016 she served on the board of Open Knowledge Australia. She is an advocate for digital liberties and diversity in tech.