auDA Announces New CEO As They Look To End Over 3 Years Of Turmoil

Posted in: Domain Names at 14/01/2020 14:01

After more than 3 years of turmoil, auDA has put the last piece of the jigsaw in place for their new management and board. Today it was announced the new CEO would be Rosemary Sinclair AM. In the last 6 months there has been a new board announced, a new Chair and now the CEO. Sinclair, who will commence with auDA in March, was a former board member between 2009 and 2011.

“We are pleased that such a senior and experienced executive from the public, private and not-for-profit sector has agreed to take the reins at auDA in this exciting period in its history,” said auDA chairman Alan Cameron AO.

Sinclair was recruited following an extensive search process. She comes to the role of CEO of auDA with significant experience in policy development, operations management, stakeholder engagement and governance across the communications, media, higher education and energy sectors, including most recently as inaugural CEO of Energy Consumers Australia, a company established by the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council of Ministers in 2015.

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She has also served as a Member (part-time) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority, a Director of the Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Club, chairing the Audit and Risk Committee, and is on the board of CPA Australia, according to her biography on the Melbourne Energy Institute website. The bio outlines she has had many years of senior large-scale operations, communications and strategy experience in business and government across telecommunications, media and education. Previously, she has held a number of Directorships on unlisted company and not-for-profit Boards, both Australia and international. Rosemary has degrees in Arts, Law and Business and a Masters of Commerce from UNSW, and is a qualified CPA and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rosemary was a non-executive director of auDA from 2009 to 2011, and has experience in international policy setting fora, having represented the views and interests of stakeholders at ICANN, APEC-TEL, OECD, and INTUG.

Within ICANN’s community, Sinclair has participated in ICANN’s Non-Commercial Stakeholder’s Group, and was involved in the 2009 restructuring of its GNSO, when she was appointed by the ICANN Board to fill out the inaugural GNSO council at ICANN Seoul according to ICANN Wiki.

Rosemary was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for leadership and administrative roles in the communications industry.

Rosemary has bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Law (Sydney), Business (Charles Sturt) and a Master of Commerce degree (UNSW). Rosemary is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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