Sandra is an experienced digital media and Internet executive and currently holds the position of Country Manager for Netgem, specialists in IPTV and Connected Home solutions and providers of Telstra’s consumer entertainment product, Telstra T-Box. Her specialty lies in bringing new Internet and media based communications and entertainment products to market. She led the end to end product suite for Australia’s first 4G network, has led and managed the rollout and ongoing operations of cross-platform services for Telstra’s multi-million dollar and award winning digital sports assets and with TiVo as part of the core team responsible for launching TiVo in the Australian market. Sandra plays an active role in the Tech/Digital Media industry having served as a Director as well as National President of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association. She was one of the co-founders and inaugural Directors of the Australian Domain Name Authority (auDA) and worked closely with the Internet Industry Association on Accessibility issues. Sandra joined the Board in 2012 and is Chair of the Digital Transformation Committee.
Frank Muller has a distinguished 39-year career in environmental, energy and land use policy in Australia and the US, working in government, universities, private consulting and the community sector. He currently lectures, writes and advises governments, business and community groups on climate change and sustainable development policy. Frank holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, a Science degree from ANU and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Frank was elected to the CHOICE Board in 2007, is Chair of the Campaigns & Advocacy Committee and member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee.
Ben is Managing Principal of the NSW practice of Maurice Blackburn, a national plaintiff and union law firm, where he specialises in consumer and other class actions. Ben worked at the Redfern Legal Centre and Legal Aid NSW before joining Maurice Blackburn 13 years ago. He has spent 30 years in the consumer movement in Australia involved in community education, consultation, media, lobbying and litigation. He has a passion for consumer rights and he recognises the need to adopt a range of strategies to achieve positive outcomes for consumers. Ben was appointed to the CHOICE Board in November 2013 and is a member of both the Governance and Campaigns & Advocacy committees.
Robert is a resource planning and marketing intelligence professional in the telecommunications, finance and biotechnology industries, having worked for companies including BT Financial Group, ING Direct and Unwired. He has a strong interest in data driven decision making, and has qualifications in statistics and operations management. He is currently General Manager of Gondwana Genomics. Robert joined the Board in September 2014 and is a member of the Digital Transformation Committee.
Ian Spight was Managing Director of Thomas Cook’s Australasian businesses and previously a Corporate Finance Director of Midland Bank (now HSBC). In his corporate career with Thomas Cook and Midland Bank, Ian held posts in London, Paris, San Francisco, New York and Sydney. Ian is now the Managing Director of a family company which operates travel agency and currency exchange services in NSW. He is a former Trustee of the Travel Compensation Fund, former Director of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents and former non-Executive Director of Travelex Australia Pty Limited. Ian was appointed to the CHOICE Board in 2006 and is Chair of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee.
Helen is a chartered accountant, entrepreneur and former KPMG tax partner with over 25 years business experience across a range of industries including financial services, manufacturing and distribution, energy and natural resources and pharmaceuticals. She is currently a founding director of Imalia, a for-purpose business she established to empower women financially. Helen sits on a number of boards including Shine for Kids (Chair), the Sydney Community Foundation, the War Widows Guild of Australia (NSW) and Advisory Board of the Sydney Women's Fund. She also chairs the Bidvest Asia Pacific and South America Audit Committee. Helen has a strong interest in seeing women are adequately represented in consumer advocacy. She joined the CHOICE Board in November 2014 and is a member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee.