auDA announces appointment of new CEO

Posted by on 1 August 2016

The Chairman and Board of .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is pleased to announce that Cameron Boardman has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer.

After an extensive international search and recruitment exercise which attracted in excess of 150 highly qualified applicants, the board unanimously appointed Mr Boardman.

Mr Boardman is the current Executive Director for Investor Engagement within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and leads the Victorian Government’s investment activities within its priority economic sectors. Previously Mr Boardman was Executive Director for Innovation, Technology and Industry Programs within the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation with responsibility to implement the government’s innovation and science agenda and associated policies.

Mr Boardman has been the chief architect of the Victorian Government’s Cybersecurity initiatives which has resulted in the establishment of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre, the attraction of the first international office of Oxford University’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre and the development of CSIRO/Data61’s Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Hub. Previously Mr Boardman led the policy development on behalf of the Victorian Government regarding the implementation of the .melbourne domain.

He has further led the economic development activities for the Hong Kong SAR Government in Australia and New Zealand, and was a two-term Member of the Victorian Parliament. He holds an MBA from Monash University, a LLM from La Trobe and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course.

Chairman of auDA, Stuart Benjamin stated, “The Board of auDA is delighted to have attracted someone of the calibre of Cameron Boardman as CEO of auDA. This completes a comprehensive international recruitment exercise with an exceptionally high standard field”.

“As auDA looks to the future to become better connected and engaged with its members and stakeholders, the breadth of experience that Mr Boardman brings to the position including his extensive policy development, commercial and international skills, will ensure the organisation will be exceptionally well led into the future”, Mr Benjamin said.

“This is an exciting time for auDA and the broader domain and digital community. The board is looking forward to auDA re-positioning itself as the leading advocate of the .au domain space and ensuring its members and stakeholders views are integral as the National Innovation and Science Agenda continues to be implemented”.

Mr Boardman is expected to take up the role by end August, 2016.

About auDA

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space. auDA develops and implements domain names policy, it licences 2LD registry operators in addition to providing consumer safeguards and facilitates .au domain dispute resolution policy.

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