New auDA CEO 2020

As Ned O’Meara reported late last year, there is a new auDA board.

Hopefully now, the new Board will investigate what happened with regards to the alleged “fudging” of Boardman’s academic qualifications which enabled him to have the jobs as auDA’s last CEO? We are also all hoping they examine why the old Board agreed to pay him out a year’s salary despite being long aware of the issue.

Today, auDA announced they have a new CEO and published the following:

The board of .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Rosemary Sinclair AM, as its new Chief Executive. She will commence in March this year and will be based in Melbourne.

auDA chairman Alan Cameron AO said, “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.”

Ms 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.

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.

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.