16 December, 2021


auDA is pleased to announce new appointments to its General Advisory Standing Committee (GASC) and Technical Advisory Standing Committee (TASC). 

The Committees provide expert advice to the auDA Board on general and technical matters related to .au domain administration, and represent diverse perspectives from Australia’s multi-stakeholder community.

The successful applicants have extensive experience in consumer advocacy, governance, academia and the internet, telecommunications and technology sectors and were appointed following a comprehensive selection and recruitment process. 

auDA Chair Alan Cameron AO said, “I thank all applicants and congratulate the new appointees to our General and Technical Advisory Standing Committees. Their contributions will enrich the work of the auDA Board and support us to administer a trusted .au for the benefit of all Australians.

“I also want to extend my thanks to the outgoing Committee members for their contributions to and support of auDA’s work.”  

Committee members appointed to the GASC are:

  • Keith Besgrove (Chair) 
  • Ajoy Ghosh 
  • Sae Ra Germaine 
  • Caroline Greenway 
  • Dr Paul Harrison 
  • Susan Kelso 
  • Cleo Kerama
  • Dr Peter Langkamp 
  • Nadia Moffatt OAM
  • Andrew Williams. 

Committee members appointed to the TASC are:

  • Nigel Phair (Chair) 
  • Paul Day 
  • Dr Lisa Dethridge 
  • Patrick Fair 
  • Jonathan Gleeson 
  • Geoffrey Huston AM
  • Kim Lowton 
  • Jo O’Brien 
  • Anuja Rao 
  • Martin Schlatter.

The GASC and TASC members will commence on 1 January 2022. To ensure Committee continuity, members have been appointed for varying terms of one, two or three years. Members can be appointed for a maximum of two terms. 

In June 2021, new Charters for the GASC and TASC were approved by the Board, to guide their future activity. Appointment to the Committees was conducted in accordance with the Charters. 


The GASC provides advice to the auDA Board on general matters related to the .au domain and supports auDA in multi-stakeholder engagement. 

The TASC provides advice to the Board on technical matters related to the .au domain and helps identify strategic initiatives that support Internet security and digital risk management. 

Biographical information and Committee terms for the appointees are provided below.  

Committee Member Current positions Committee term


Keith Besgrove (Chair)

  • Board Member, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
  • Member, Australian Computer Society's Profession Advice Board
  • Consultant/Chair Global Access Partners and Dragon Claw
3 years
Ajoy Ghosh 
  • Director and On-Demand Chief Information Security Officer, Alcheme Pty Ltd
  • Advisory Body Member, Defence Employer Partner Network
  • Non-Executive Director, Amnesty International Australia
  • Sessional Lecturer, UNSW Computer Science & Engineering/SECedu; and UNSW Cyber/Australian Defence Force Academy
2 years
Sae Ra Germaine 
  • Manager, Member Services & Academic Services, Caval Ltd
  • President, Linux Australia
  • Vice President, VALA
  • Vice-Chair (Infrastructure), Internet Australia
1 year
Caroline Greenway 
  • Director, Caroline Greenway Consulting
  • Chair, Asia Pacific Telecommunity Preparatory Process for the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022
  • Independent Expert Member, National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA)
2 years
Dr Paul Harrison 
  • Unit Chair/Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing, Deakin Business School
  • Member, Advisory Board, Consumer Affairs Victoria Non-Executive Director, Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO)
  • Deputy Director of the MBA Program at Deakin Business School
3 years
Susan Kelso 
  • Customer experience and digital experience
  • Formerly Executive Director – Chief Customer Experience Officer, PTV/Department of Transport Victoria and Executive Member, PTV Board
3 years
Cleo Kerama 
  • Director, Privacy and Information Access, Department of Transport Victoria
2 years
Dr Peter Langkamp 
  • Non-Executive Director, ermha365
  • Non-Executive Director, genU
  • Non-Executive Director, The Disability Trust
  • Industry Specialist, Accenture
1 year
Nadia Moffatt OAM
  • Expert Disability Advisor to the Board, Zenitas Healthcare
  • Member, Patient Advisory Group, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • Independent Committee Member, SA Power Networks Community Reference Group
  • Non-Executive Director and committee member, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network 
  • Member Consumer Council, The Stroke Foundation
  • Non-Executive Director and Chair of Governance Sub-Committee, Brain Injury South Australia
3 years
Andrew Williams
  • Acting Chief Executive Officer, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network 
1 year


Nigel Phair (Chair)
  • Executive Director, UNSW Canberra Cyber
  • Consultant, Asian Development Bank
  • Non-Executive Director and Chair, Risk and Audit Committee, LifeSherpa
  • Disciplinary Tribunal Member, Chartered Accountants – Australia and New Zealand
  • Non-Executive Director, RedR Australia
  • Non-Executive Deputy Chair, Treasurer and Chair, Risk & Audit Committee, Molonglo Financial Services Ltd
3 years
Paul Day
  • Chief Security Officer, MLC Life Insurance
2 years
Dr Lisa Dethridge
  • Senior Research Fellow, RMIT
  • Associate Researcher, OpenAI
  • Board Member, Open Channel Studios Melbourne
  • Board Member, Melbourne Books
  • Peer of The Australian Council for the Arts
  • Member of Technical Advisory Committee for Information Technology SAE, Navitas
3 years
Patrick Fair
  • Director and Principal Lawyer, Patrick Fair Associates 
  • Adjunct Professor, Deakin University, School of IT 
  • Chair, Communications Security Reference Panel, Communications Alliance 
2 years
Jonathan Gleeson
  • General Manager, Technology & Operations, Vocus Group 
1 year
Geoffrey Huston AM
  • Chief Scientist, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre
  • Honorary Industry/Professional Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney
2 years
Kim Lowton
  • Head of Software & Product Operations, Webcentral Group
2 years
Jo O’Brien 
  • Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Tramada Systems Pty Ltd
  • Australian Resident Director/General Manager Australia, Zuji Pty Ltd
  • Executive Director/Board Member, Tramada Systems Pty Ltd
2 years
Anuja Rao 
  • Managing Director, Select 3D
  • Member of Dean’s Advisory Council, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University
  • Company Director, Let Loose Holdings 
  • Company Director, Monash 3170 Super
3 years
Martin Schlatter
  • Chief Operating Officer, Salt Group
1 year