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[council] Rosemary Sinclair: Statement of Interest

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Forwarded from Rosemary Sinclair: Statement of Interest 

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
GNSO Secretariat

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