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Newly-Minted CEO for .au Domain Administration

August 2, 2016

The .au Domain Administration (auDA) has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer.

Since the announcement in March that long-standing then-CEO Chris Disspain would be ending his 16-year tenure, the organisation had been engaged in a local and international search to recruit someone with the necessary skills and experience to continue the auDA's evolution. During this period, Mr. Jo Lim has been serving as Acting CEO.

More than 150 candidates vied for the position. At the end of the process, Mr. Cameron Boardman was unanimously selected by the board.

Mr. Boardman, currently a high ranking executive within Victoria's Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, is expected to take up the auDA role by the end of this month.

According to the auDA, Mr. Boardman was previously the driving force behind the Victorian Government’s Cybersecurity initiative and also led Victorian Government policy development with regard to the .melbourne domain space.

In addition to holding various other executive positions over the years, Mr. Boardman holds an MBA from Monash University, an LLM (Master of Laws) from La Trobe and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course. Mr. Boardman is also a former politician, police officer and soldier.

“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”, said auDA Chairman Stuart Benjamin.

Mr. Benjamin stated the board is looking forward to auDA re-positioning itself as the leading advocate of the .au domain space.

Formally endorsed by the Australian Government in 2000, the .au Domain Administration Ltd is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space. Among its many functions, the body accredits and licenses Australian domain registrars.

Related:

A Brief History of .AU Domains

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