15 January 2018
The Chair and Board of the Domain Name Commission have announced Brent Carey as the incoming Domain Name Commissioner to lead the Domain Name Commission into a new phase after the Organisational Review of the InternetNZ group during 2017.
“Brent left the Office of the Australian Telecommunications Ombudsman to join the DNCL in July 2017 as the Chief Operations and Policy Officer after an international recruitment process. We are pleased to have found someone with extensive compliance, commercial and stakeholder skills in Brent” Says David Farrar Chair of the DNCL Board
Brent Carey has over 18 years’ experience in customer service, regulatory, compliance and integrity roles throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Brent has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University of Wellington and a graduate diploma in Dispute Resolution (Industry) from BoxHill Institute, Australia. He is a life member of the Australian Privacy Foundation, a past board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia/New Zealand and a member of Veski Connection a leading group of scientists and business leaders committed to supporting the State of Victoria’s science and innovation communities.
Brent is excited to bring his experience in innovation to the .nz space. He is a Director of Taranaki based online butchery startup Green Meadows Beef Ltd and has been a past chairman of a not-for-profit organisation, Rainbow Youth NZ.
“This is an exciting time for the .nz space. I am looking forward in the first few months in the role to tell our story better, work with our data and to involve all of .nz’s stakeholders to ensure we work together for the future of New Zealand’s internet communities.” Says Brent Carey.
Mr Carey will act in the role from 15 January before his formal appointment in the middle of March 2018.
InternetNZ would like to congratulate Brent on his appointment and is looking forward to supporting and collaborating with the .nz Domain Name Commission in 2018 and future years.