Alan Cameron AO
Alan Cameron worked in corporate law practice in Sydney, was Commonwealth Ombudsman 1991-92, and was chairman of the ASC and ASIC 1993-2000. Most recently he has been a consultant and company director.
He is chairperson of the NSW Law Reform Commission and the Legal Services Council. He has been Chairperson of the Property Exchange Australia Limited group, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Sydney and chair of the ASX Corporate Governance Council.
Sandra Davey is a product coach with Organa Minds Pty Ltd. She coaches people, teams and leaders in Agile and new ways of working and in optimising how organisations bring their digital products to market.
Her past roles include Director and then Chair of CHOICE, two years chairing the rebirth of Australia’s Internet governance community, NetThing (previously auIGF), serving as Director and Chair of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association and as an inaugural Director of auDA when it was known as the Australian Domain Name Authority. She is a current Director of Screenrights and Committee member of NetThing.
Tara Commerford has over 20 years’ executive experience leading high-growth companies within the technology and media sectors across Asia Pacific, the US & Canada.
Tara was on the founding team for LinkedIn Australia during a period of hyper-growth, leading multiple functional areas to help scale the company across the region. She was the first Managing Director for GoDaddy in Australia & NZ– the world’s largest technology company dedicated to small businesses.
Her directorship experience spans NFPs, for-profits and business councils, including as Non-Executive Director for Australia’s leading corporate mental healthcare provider, Converge International.
Peter Elford is an Australian Internet veteran and passionate Internet advocate having “built the Internet in Australia” in 1989 as the second employee at the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet).
From 1993-2013 he held a variety of technical and senior management roles at Cisco, before returning to AARNet as Director, Government Relations and eResearch from 2014 until 2019. Peter is currently a Director of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT Board and President of the Gungahlin Community Council.
Angelo Giuffrida has been directly involved in the domain name industry for over 13 years with experience in registrar accreditations and operations, registry functions, policy implementation and registrant support.
Angelo is the co-founder and co-CEO of Nexigen Digital which includes Synergy Wholesale and Digital Eagles. Utilising his breadth of industry knowledge and experience, Angelo represents the best interests of all auDA stakeholders. He is focused on delivering outcomes that benefit all community interests and the Australian digital economy.
Sandra Hook is an experienced Board director with a Non-Executive career spanning diverse sectors including Communications: IT, Technology & Digital; Health Tech; Tourism, Leisure & Retail; Urban renewal; Agri-business; Government; Research and Policy.
She brings 25 years of senior leadership and operational experience gained in roles including Managing Director, Chief Executive Office, Chief Operations Officer, Marketing Director and Publisher for some of Australia’s largest media organisations including News Limited, Foxtel, Federal Publishing, Fairfax and Murdoch Media.
Sandra’s board experience spans listed, private and government boards and she is currently a Director of IVE Group (ASX: IGL), MedAdvisor (ASX:MDR) , ICollege Education (ASX: ICT) , Sydney Harbour Foundation Ltd and Fight Food Waste CRC.
Dr. Alice McCleary
Alice McCleary is a Chartered Accountant and has been a professional company director for over 20 years. She was formerly a corporate tax partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), and was the first female President of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
Her directorship career covers ASX companies, NFPs, industry associations and government bodies, and she was a founding director of National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA), a research body funded by state and federal governments to improve the reach and quality of Australia’s IT research.
Wendy Thorpe is a former Financial Services Executive with deep experience in leading technology, operations and transformation. This included Chief Information Officer and Chief Operations Officer roles at AXA, ANZ and AMP. Wendy is an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director across a range of sectors. In addition to her role at auDA, Wendy is Chair of Epworth Healthcare, Chair of Online Education Services and a Non-Executive Director of IAG, Heritage and People’s Choice, and Data Action.
Wendy was previously a Director of Tower, Ausgrid, AMP Bank and Very Special Kids, and is a former member of Council of Swinburne University of Technology.
Thu-Trang began her career as a commercial and information technology lawyer in Sydney. She has been able to combine her social justice values, strategic leadership, and regulatory expertise over the past two decades in private and public sector organisations in Australia and overseas.
Thu-Trang also serves as a Commissioner on the Victorian Building Authority Board and Victorian Liquor Commission, and a Board Director at Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. She has also held executive roles in regional and state peak NFP organisations.
Mike is a cyber security, privacy and technology risk advisor to boards, board risk committees, and executive management. Mike holds leading Australian and US roles; currently he is IIS Partners Managing Partner and Lead Security Advisor; ICG, Global Cyber Practice Leader; and Cyber Risk Advisors, Managing Partner.
Prior roles include: EY Cyber Security, Asia Pacific, Oceania and FSO Lead Partner; NAB Group, GM Technology Risk and Security; KPMG New York, Partner Information Risk Management; Salomon Brothers, Internal Audit; MasterCard International, Principal; Price Waterhouse Manager; University Computing Services, Programming Consultant.
auDA Board charter
The board charter sets out the role, responsibilities, structure and processes of the auDA board.
Board skills matrix
The Board Skills Matrix sets out the ideal mix of overall skills and experience needed to deliver on auDA's strategy.
Board observer protocol
The Department of Communications and the Arts (DoCA) has a role as a non-voting observer of the auDA Board.
Details of this arrangement can be found in the following documents:
auDA Director remuneration schedule
Effective 1 July 2021
Aggregate remuneration for Directors (including the Chair) is capped at $580,000 per annum.
This currently allocated as follows:
Annual remuneration: $100,454.55
Independent and Elected Directors
Annual Remuneration: $50,227.27
Additional annual Remuneration: $5,022.73