[council] Rosemary Sinclair: Statement of Interest
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Rosemary Sinclair - Statement of Interest - 12 October 2009
Non Commercial Stakeholder Group Board Appointee to GNSO
I am Managing Director of ATUG, the Australian Telecommunications Users Group,
a not for profit, membership funded group representing the interests of
organisations using communications and internet services to deliver their own
services for their client base. Among the membership are health and educational
institutions, community sector organisations, regional community organisations
as well as banks, retailers, transport companies and other businesses.
I am also Chairman of INTUG, the International Telecommunications Users Group.
INTUG has contacts with many groups including consumer groups with an interest
in communications services, access and applications. Members have diverse
interests in policy outcomes for their own members but INTUG provides a forum
for sharing ideas, knowledge and experience to enable the development of shared
positions or to support specific positions with information and balanced
INTUG Head of Delegation to APECTEL and Expert Adviser at OECD CISP meetings.
Since 2003 I have represented INTUG at APECTEL meetings every 6 months. APECTEL
stakeholders are from the economies around the Asia Pacific Region including PR
China, US, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Chile, Peru, Mexico among the 22
Since 2008 I have represented INTUG as an Expert Adviser to the OECD's
Communications Infrastructure and Services Policies Working Group. This meeting
has discussed a number of Internet related policy issues and developments.
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.
Since 2003 I been organizing 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. Recent focus has been on the Internet and
e-security. People of all backgrounds attend the town events - local
government, older citizens, young students, parents, local business operators,
farmers. The shared vision is 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.
Glen de Saint Géry