In breaking news, I have been informed that Di Parker (Director Corporate and Regulatory Services and Company Secretary) is leaving auDA. This information came via two separate people in the internet industry today (not auDA Directors or staff).
My understanding is that it was not her choice to leave. Her last official day is tomorrow, but word is that she has not been working out of 1 Collins Street for a number of weeks. According to the Board Minutes of 6th September, she was not present.
What the dickens is going on at auDA? Why has she been forced out? Is it because her honesty and professional standards were not welcomed by some? One can only speculate. I’m sure we will get some spin from the powers that be at auDA either tomorrow or Monday.
As I said publicly at the SGM, Di Parker is (was) an absolute asset to auDA. The organisation and members are (were) lucky to have her. Her integrity and straight-shooting was beyond reproach. My sentiments were echoed on the day by Cameron Boardman (CEO).
What has changed since then?
Members are getting really grumpy now. Having said that, I wonder how remaining staff feel?
This rot has got to stop. The AGM next month should be interesting.
Whilst I am a blogger / commentator and not a journalist, I did call Cameron Boardman for his comment prior to publishing this article. He informed me that a statement will be made by the organisation in the very near future.
Ned O’Meara – 12th October 2017