Call for Expressions of Interest: Elected Non-Executive Board Directors

.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is Australia’s Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) administrator which oversees the operation and management framework of the .au domain of the Internet.  auDA is a not for profit public company limited by guarantee and endorsed by the Australian Government and by the global Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and its job is to provide a safe, secure and operational namespace for more than 20 million Australian Internet users.

Following a Federal Government review, auDA is reconstituting its Board. This presents an important opportunity for Board members to exercise a leadership role, shaping the future of the organisation and the policy agenda for the .au domain industry, directly influencing its strategic direction.

The Nomination Committee is in the process of receiving and assessing applications for a Chair and five independent non-executive directors and are now seeking candidates for four elected non-executive directors. The Nomination Committee will assess applicants for the elected positions prior to a ballot by the associate members of auDA to determine the four elected directors.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will need sound analytic and communication skills, a deep understanding of good governance and commitment to ethics and integrity and both the willingness and time to contribute constructively to the Board.  Collectively, the Board Directors will need to cover a broad mix of skills including:

  • Strategy, planning and policy development
  • Governance      
  • Relevant technical and industry knowledge         
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Finance and audit            
  • Leadership

The auDA Board is expected to meet monthly in Melbourne. 

The Directors will be remunerated and reasonable travel expenses to attend meetings will be reimbursed.

Depending on their role, candidates who are selected for appointment may be required to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.

For a full candidate information pack and instructions on how to express your interest in being a candidate for election to the auDA board, please email admin@kathleentownsend.com.au.

Candidates who have already applied for nominated director positions and who indicated preparedness to be considered for election do not need to apply again.

Applications close 9.00am 23 August 2019.

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