About me:- Thirty(ish) years ago I left my Post-Grad research and career as a tutor in Physiology (continuing as Teaching Associate at the Asia Pacific Research Institute of Macquarie University during the early 2000 years) to operate our family owned micro enterprise, Hovtek Pty. Limited, and a small portfolio of Patents and IP . I am a telecommuter, and licensee of domain names in .au as well as in the global DNS, but most importantly, I am an avid end-user of the Internet for work and recreation. Twelve years ago we started a spin offproject called BuildersNet, which was developed from some of the TQM (ISO-9002 etc.,) activities of Hovtek; This became a stand alone Australian Company, and relies totally on the Internet to facilitate its operation... Our clients in Australia are Micro Businesses and SMEs - and internationally mainly SMEs, Government (including Local Gov), Aid Funded bodies, NGO's, Not For Profits and Educational office and instrumentalities.
LATEST NEWS: October 2014 Stéphane Van Gelder recently confirmed as the Chair of the ICANN Nominating Committee requested that I join his 2015 NomCom Leadership Team as his Associate Chair. I am delighted to be working again with Stéphane having served with him in 2013 and 2014 and of course serving a 3rd year on the ICANN NomCom Leadership is an honour indeed.
*2013 - ICANN Appoints Chair and Chair-Elect for the 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) The ICANN Board is pleased to announce that it has appointed Cheryl Langdon-Orr as Chair and Stéphane Van Gelder as Chair-Elect for the 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom)
*2012 at their October Board Meeting the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ( ICANN) "Resolved (2012.10.03.06), the Board adopts the recommendation of the BGC and hereby appoints Yrjö Juhani Länsipuro as the 2013 NomCom Chair and Cheryl Langdon-Orr as the 2013 NomCom Chair-Elect.