Sandra Davey 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. She has wide-ranging experience in bringing new Internet and media based communications and entertainment products to market. She led the development of the end-to-end consumer product suite for Australia’s first 4G network, led and managed the rollout and operations of cross-platform services for Telstra’s multi-million dollar and award winning digital sports assets, and was part of the core team responsible for launching TiVo in the Australian market. Sandra plays an active role in the Digital Media industry having served as a Director as well as Chair of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association. She was one of the co-founders and inaugural Directors of the Australian Domain Name Authority (auDA), has worked with the Internet Industry Association on Accessibility issues, and currently serves as a Director of the Connected TV Marketing Association. Sandra was appointed to the CHOICE Board in 2012 and is a member of the Governance Committee and Chair of the Digital Advisory Group.
Peter Fray is one of the Asia-Pacific's most experienced and respected media professionals. In a career spanning almost 30 years, he has been the editor or editor-in-chief of four major metropolitan mastheads, across Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, and played a key role in the transition of the media industry from print to digital in Fairfax Media, the country's largest independent publisher. Under his editorship, the Sydney Morning Herald was named the best newspaper in the Asia-Pacific two years in a row (2009, 2010). He is passionate about the need to hold powerful institutions and people to account -- and the move towards an audience-first approach to journalism and other forms of content. After leaving Fairfax Media in mid-2012, Peter has forged a career as a media consultant and not-for-profit board member and is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Politifact Australia - a political fact-checking website. In 2013, he commenced as an Adjunct Professor in Media & Politics at Sydney University. Peter is also a published author and performed playwright. Peter was appointed to the CHOICE Board in 2012 and is a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee and the Digital Advisory Group.
Frank Muller is currently Commissioner of the National Transport Commission. He has a distinguished 38-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 and is Chair of the Campaigns & Advocacy 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, public demonstration, 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.
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 the Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.
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