Unwired chief to head up IIA board

Summary:David Spence Wireless telco Unwired's chief executive officer David Spence is to chair the Internet Industry Association's (IIA) board in 2006, with a number of other heavyweights taking places by his side. The IIA is an industry group representing Australian online interests such as telcos, content creators, e-commerce traders, educational institutions and vendors.

David Spence
David Spence
Wireless telco Unwired's chief executive officer David Spence is to chair the Internet Industry Association's (IIA) board in 2006, with a number of other heavyweights taking places by his side.

The IIA is an industry group representing Australian online interests such as telcos, content creators, e-commerce traders, educational institutions and vendors.

IIA chief executive Peter Coroneos unveiled the new board at the IIA's annual gala dinner in Sydney's Cockle Bay last night.

The ballot saw Spence re-elected to the board, along with Orderpoint Australia CEO Philip Alexander, ninemsn CEO Martin Hoffman, Optus group director Chris Lane and Cleartext CEO David Bane.

This list of heavyweights was joined by News Interactive's managing director Nic Jones, in addition to IXION managing director Alistair Blackman and Simon Brookes, Telstra's BigPond and Asia general counsel and deputy group general counsel.

Destra CEO Domenic Carosa and Sophos Asia-Pacific managing director Rob Forsyth retained their existing board positions.

Carosa takes up the deputy chairman and treasurer roles, while Banes will be the IIA's secretary.

A number of others retired from the board, most notably BigPond's group managing director Justin Milne.

Topics: Telcos, Broadband, Browser, Optus, Tech Industry, Telstra

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