auDA Board

About the auDA Board

The auDA Board is constituted as per Section 5 of the auDA Constitution. The Board is made up of six (6) directors appointed by the Nomination Committee and four (4) directors, approved by the Nomination Committee and elected by the Associate Members.

The Nomination Committee assesses potential board candidates against the Board Skills Matrix

 

Alan Cameron

Alan Cameron AO

Independent Chairperson

Term:  November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Alan Cameron graduated in Arts (BA) and Law (LLM) from the University of Sydney. He worked for the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service, and taught law in Indonesia, before returning to private corporate law practice. After serving as Commonwealth Ombudsman, and chairman of ASIC, he has been a consultant and company director. He is chairman of the NSW Law Reform Commission and of the Property Exchange Australia Limited group, the electronic hub for the settlement of land transactions. He was Deputy Chancellor of the University of Sydney and is an Officer in the Order of Australia.

 James Atkins

James Atkins

Independent Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

James Atkins is an experienced chairman and non-executive director with over 20 years’ experience in the property, financial services, franchising, tourism, health, arts and environmental sectors. In addition to his role on the .au Domain Administration Board, James is the Chair of BIG4 Holiday Parks and Greening Australia, and a non-executive director of the Connective Group, and Circus Oz. James has 35 years’ experience as a business strategist and senior executive in highly competitive markets, including financial services, retail and energy. He has delivered organisational growth and profitability through the development and introduction of new brands, products, services, channels and programs, and people-centred leadership. He is currently the principal of Vantage Strategy, a boutique consultancy, that works with a wide range of organisations helping them clarify their strategy and implement change so that they can grow.

 Dr. Kate Cornick

Dr. Kate Cornick

Independent Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Kate is the CEO of LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s start-up agency, and has considerable experience in technological innovation across start-ups, academia, corporates and government. An experienced non-executive director, Kate is currently a member of Charles Sturt University Council. Prior to her current roles, Kate led the development of a human resources technology start-up through a listing on the ASX. She held the position of Senior Telecommunications Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and has also worked as a General Manager at NBN Co. Kate Cornick undertook her PhD in optical telecommunications at the University of Melbourne.

 Sandra Davey

Sandra Davey

Elected Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Sandy is a product coach with Product Space. She coaches people, teams, and leaders in agile and new ways of working and in optimising how organisations bring their digital products to market. She joined the Board of CHOICE in 2012 and was elected Chair in 2017. Sandy chairs CHOICE’s Governance Committee, Investment Committee, and Commercial Sustainability Committee. Her past roles have included a two-year stint chairing the rebirth of Australia’s Internet governance community, NetThing (previously auIGF), serving as Director and Chair of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA), and as an inaugural Director of the Australian Domain Name Authority (auDA).

 Peter Elford

Peter Elford

Independent Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Peter is an Australian internet veteran and passionate internet advocate having “built the internet in Australia” in 1989 as employee #2 at the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet). From 1993-2013 he held a variety of technical and senior management roles at Cisco, before re-joining AARNet in 2014 as Director, Government Relations and eResearch a position he held until 2019. In addition to serving on the board of auDA, Peter is currently a member of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) ACT committee, President of the Gungahlin Community Council, and a board director at Telsoc.

 Tania Fryer

Tania Fryer

Elected Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Tania has over 20 years’ experience in technology, telecommunications and law. Before becoming a professional independent non-executive director, Tania was an executive at Telstra. Prior to Telstra, Tania was a lawyer at Allens Linklaters (formerly Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks), specialising in technology and intellectual property. Tania is also a Non-Executive Director on the boards of City West Water, Grey Innovation Group and Potential(x), and on the State Committee JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

 Angelo Giuffrida

Angelo Giuffrida

Elected Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Angelo has been directly involved in the domain name industry for over 12 years with experience in registrar accreditations and operations, registry functions, policy implementation and registrant support. Alongside his non-executive Director position at the .au Domain Administration, Angelo is also the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of VentraIP Australia, Synergy Wholesale and Zuver, making it the largest privately owned auDA accredited registrar group. Utilising his breadth of industry knowledge and experience to represent the best interests of all auDA stakeholders, Angelo is focused on delivering outcomes that benefit all community interests and the Australian digital economy.

Matthew Healy 

Matthew Healy

Independent Director

Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Matt has over 25 years’ experience in technology, communications, regulation and law.  He has held numerous board positions on industry and member-based organisations including CommsAlliance Ltd, Competitive Carriers Coalition Ltd and OzHub Ltd. Matt has also held executive positions at Macquarie Telecom Group and leadership roles at the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, United Energy and the airline sector.  He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Trustee of the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Board Member of The Macfarlane Fund and Principal of Healy Advisory. 

 Alice McCleary

Alice McCleary 

Independent Director
Term: November 2019 - Annual General Meeting 2022

Alice is a Chartered Accountant and has been a professional company director for over 20 years.  She was a corporate tax partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), was seconded to the Ralph Review of Business Taxes in the late 1990s and was the first female president of the Taxation Institute of Australia.  Her directorship career covers ASX companies, NFPs, industry associations and government bodies.  She was Deputy Chancellor of the University of South Australia and represented Australia for several years on the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, based in New York.  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.  NICTA has now been incorporated into CSIRO.  Alice’s professional interests include strategic thinking, stakeholder reporting, ethical business practice and improving governance processes.

 

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:


Board Committees

The Board has established the following standing committees:

Security and Risk Committee

  • TBC

Governance Committee  

  • TBC

Chairman’s Committee (Incorporating Finance and Audit)

  • TBC

Advisory Committees

The Board has established the following Advisory Committees:

  • Member Constitutional Advisory Committee
    Established to review and make recommendations on potential reforms to ensure auDA's Constitution reflects the organisation's purpose and values
  • Security and Stability Advisory Committee
    The role of the SSAC is to advise and inform auDA on all matters pertaining to the security and stability of the .au domain space: in review

auDA Director remuneration schedule

Effective 14 November 2019

Aggregate remuneration for Directors (including the Chair) is capped at $580,000 per annum.

This currently allocated as follows:

Chair
Annual remuneration: $100,000

Independent and Elected Directors
Annual Remuneration: $45,000

Annual advice to stakeholders of Board’s performance

Past Directors

 Name  Period
Erhan Karabardak 11/2012 - 14/11/2019
James Deck 11/2017 - 14/11/2019
Suzanne Ewart 11/2017 - 14/11/2019
Sandra Hooke 04/2017 - 14/11/2019
Joe Manariti 11/2012 - 14/11/2019
Grant Wiltshire 11/2015 - 14/11/2019
Holly Raiche 05/2018 - 14/11/2019
Damian Smith 05/2018 - 14/11/2019
Nigel Phair 05/2018 - 14/11/2019
 Chris Leptos  20 /11/2017 - 17/6/2019
 Tim Connell  28/11/2016 - 07/08/2018
 Nicole Murdoch  27/11/2017 - 20/04/2018
 Ned O'Meara  27/11/2017 - 03/04/2018
 Stuart Benjamin  14/11/2016 - 31/07/2017
 Larry Bloch  19/04/1999 - 07/10/1999 
 27/11/2003 - 18/11/2005 
 Chris Chaundy  19/04/1999 - 11/11/2002 
 Vic Cinc  19/04/1999 - 07/10/1999 
 Chris Connolly  19/04/1999 - 07/10/1999 
 Patrick Corliss  05/12/2000 - 11/11/2002 
 Greg Crew  04/09/2000 - 12/02/2007 
 Ric da Paz  14/04/2003 - 08/11/2004 
 Sandra Davey  03/05/1999 - 07/10/1999 
 Kim Davies  19/04/1999 - 18/11/2005 
 Peter Dean  26/11/2001 - 27/11/2003 
 Roger Dean  18/11/2005 - 12/02/2007 
 Kevin Dinn  07/10/1999 - 05/12/2000 
 Marty Drill  23/11/2006 - 12/11/2012 
 Brett Fenton  18/11/2005 - 22/10/2007 
 Gavin Gibson  17/02/2017 - 27/11/2017
 David Goldstein  18/11/2005 - 22/10/2007 
 Julie Hammer  12/02/2007 - 17/08/2016
 Ian Halson  26/09/2017 - 27/11/2017
 Kim Heitman  19/04/1999 - 12/11/2012 
 Mark Hughes  19/04/1999 - 05/12/2000 
 Simon Johnson  28/11/2016 - 24/11/2017
 David Keegel  07/10/1999 - 27/11/2003 
 Amin Kroll  22/10/2007 - 17/10/2011 
 Cheryl Langdon-Orr  11/11/2002 - 27/10/2014
 Paul Levins  17/10/2011 - 30/11/2015
 Graham McDonald  18/02/2008 - 20/06/2016
 Michael Malone  19/04/1999 - 14/04/2003 
 Iain Morrison  19/04/1999 - 26/11/2001
 Peter Nissen  27/11/2003 - 18/11/2005 
 Bennett Oprysa  08/11/2004 - 20/10/2008 
 George Pongas  19/10/2009 - 27/11/2017
 Dr. Michaella Richards  10/10/2016 - 14/08/2017
 Erica Roberts  07/10/1999 - 26/11/2001 
 Joshua Rowe  26/11/2001 - 30/11/2015
 Peter Shilling  23/11/2006 - 22/10/2007 
 Rosemary Sinclair      19/10/2009 - 17/10/2011 
 Tony Steven  22/10/2007 - 19/10/2009 
 David Thompson  19/04/1999 - 26/11/2001 
 Dwayne Varey  20/10/2008 - 12/11/2012 
 Greg Watson  19/04/1999 - 23/11/2006 
 Liz Williams  05/12/2000 - 11/11/2002 
 Alex Woerndle  22/10/2007 - 19/10/2009 
 Miguel Wood  30/11/2015 - 08/08/2016
 Kartic Srinivasan  30/11/2015 - 31/01/2017
 Tony Staley  04/09/2000 - 31/01/2017
 Leonie Walsh  10/10/2016 - 14/08/2017