Rosemary Sinclair - Non Commercial Stakeholder Group Board Appointee to the GNSO
22 June 2011
On 7 July 2011 I was appointed Chair, Regional Telecommunications Inquiry Review Team by the Australian Government for 2011-2012. This is a part-time role.
I was appointed Director, External Relations at the Australian School of Business (ASB) at the University of New South Wales in May 2011. This position includes responsibility for the ASB website and web strategy including use of social media tools among 60,000 Alumni.
I am immediate past Chair, INTUG (International Telecommunications Users Group). I have represented INTUG as Head of Delegation to APECTEL and Expert Adviser at OECD CISP meetings.
I have been a Demand Class Board Member of auDA since October 2009.
In 2008 the Australian Government reviewed the participation of consumer groups in communications policy development and implementation in Australia. I was part of a multi-stakeholder group involved in reviewing existing arrangements and proposing a new structure, responsibilities and funding base for a new organisation, ACCAN - the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
From 2003-2010, I organized ATUG's Regional Roadshow has involved visiting over 75 towns throughout Australia, travelling over 100,000 kms and speaking with over 3500 community members about the availability and potential of advanced communications services. A specific focus was the Internet and e-security. People of all backgrounds attended the town events - local government, older citizens, young students, parents, local business operators, farmers. The shared vision was high quality communications and online services in the remotest parts of Australia.
In the future more and more effective use of communications by these groups will depend on the Internet - this is the basis of my interest in participating in the work of ICANN.