Current Board and Staff
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jon is the Executive Officer for Electronic Frontiers Australia and joined the Internet Society of Australia board in 2012. He has 20 years of international experience in the IT/Internet sector, primarily in client-facing and product-development roles and has a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne. His interests include freedom of expression, privacy, resisting mass surveillance and promoting equity of access to information.
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.
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.
Laurie is a former Seven Network executive and was the founding CEO of the highly acclaimed World Movies pay TV channel. He's held non-executive directorships on boards including Sky News Australia and the NSW Film and Television Office.