About the Coordination Committee

The 1net Coordination Committee is a multistakeholder group of volunteers drawn from across the Internet community. Its role is to support 1net through facilitating discussions, and coordinating development activities in 1net processes and platform.

At present, 1net is being hosted voluntarily by APNIC (http://www.apnic.net/).

1net Convenor

Paul Wilson


Paul Wilson has over 25 years’ involvement with the Internet, including 15 years’ service as Director General of APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry responsible for the distribution and management of IP addresses and related critical Internet resources in the Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining APNIC, Paul accumulated over ten years experience in the Internet industry, including work with business, civil society and technical sector organisations.

Paul is a member of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group and has served on boards and committees of groups including Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF), Number Resource Organization (NRO), Internet Society (ISOC) Advisory Committee, DotAsia Organisation (.Asia) Advisory Committee, and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

1net Coordination Committee

Anja Kovacs (Civil Society)


Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project. Her work focuses on a wide range of questions regarding freedom of expression, cybersecurity and the architecture of Internet governance as they relate to the Internet and democracy. Anja is currently also a member of the of the Investment Committee of the Digital Defenders Partnership and of the interim Steering Committee of Best Bits. In addition, she has worked as an international consultant on Internet issues, including for the United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr. Frank La Rue, and has been a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore. Prior to focusing her work on the information society, Anja researched, taught and consulted on a wide range of development-related issues.

Anriette Esterhuysen (CS)


Anriette is the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications, a global civil society network working with ICTs to support social justice and development. Prior to joining APC, Anriette was executive director SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for development and human rights groups in South Africa. She has served on the Technical Advisory Committee of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa's African Information Society Initiative and the United Nations ICT Task Force. She is a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group of the IGF and the High Level Panel on the Future of Internet Governance. Anriette was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.

Joana Varon (CS)


Joana is a researcher and project coordinator at the Centre for Technology and Society from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro. She works on applied research on information and communication technology for development. Joana is a lawyer and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and a master's degree in law and development. Joana is concerned about how the lack of true Internet freedom impacts human rights, innovation and, ultimately, development.

Rafik Dammak (CS)


He is member of the steering committee for the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles, He has been involved in ICANN community as NCUC (Non-commercial users constituency) individual user member, former elected GNSO Councillor for the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, ICANN nomcom member in addition to participation to several ICANN WGs like the new gTLD applicant support or JAS WG where he was the co-chair. He was elected as chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group. He is also member of OECD ICCP CSISAC steering committee and is also in the program committee for Asia Pacific regional IGF and Japan IGF. He is working on improving awareness about Internet Governance in Tunisia and MENA in general

Ramesh Subramanian (ACC)


Dr. Ramesh Subramanian is the Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems at the School of Business, Quinnipiac University and is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School's "Information Society Project," where he researches on the intersection of security, privacy, public policy and law, and the history of computing.

Angela Daly (Academic Community)


Angela is a research fellow in media and communications law at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, and a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, working on a thesis entitled 'corporate dominance of the Internet'. She is also a co-coordinator of the UN Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media on the Internet. Her specialties lie in the field of communications and media law and policy, particularly privacy, free expression, data protection, and competition and regulation.

Boubakar Barry (ACC)


Boubakar is Coordinator of the Research and Education Networking Unit at the Association of African Universities. Prior to joining the AAU, he was Director of the Computer Centre of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal for 8 years. During his tenure as Director, he set up the Senegalese nodes of various projects, including the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources, NetTel@Africa and DelPHE. Since 1997, he is also Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Network Information Centre of Senegal that manages the country-code top level domain .SN.

Stefania Milan (ACC)


Dr. Stefania Milan is an advisor to the Italian government and one of its representatives within ICANN, its GAC and other IT fora. She is a Post-Doctoral Fellow currently residing in Canada, and working with The Citizen Lab and the Canada Center for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. She is also a researcher, journalist, and consultant, specializing in social movements, alternative media, participation issues and media policy, emancipatory communication practices, the interplay between technologies and society, and the politics of code.

Vladimir Radunovik (Civil Society)


Vladimir is a coordinator of e-diplomacy educational and training programmes of DiploFoundation. Prior to this, he has coordinated the Internet governance and policy programmes and has been actively involved with the UN WSIS process since 2003, and currently serves as a Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN Internet Governance Forum. Vladimir has been a speaker on Internet governance, ICT policy, capacity development, e-diplomacy, cyber-security, education of policy-makers and community building at a number of international events. His research interests are in capacity development and online learning, inclusive policy and process negotiations and planning, e-diplomacy, broadband and access policy, network neutrality, cyber-security and Internet safety, and strategies for bridging the digital divide.

William Drake (ACC)


William is an International Fellow and Lecturer in the Media Change and Innovation Division of the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. He is also the Chairperson of the Noncommercial Users Constituency and a member of the Board of the European At Large Organization in ICANN; a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN’s Internet Governance Forum; an advisor to the high-level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms; a core faculty member of the European and South Schools on Internet Governance; and an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University. PhD political science, Columbia University.

Aparna Sridhar (Business)


Aparna Sridhar serves as Counsel for Google Inc. in Washington, DC. At Google, she represents the company on communications policy and Internet governance matters in international fora, in Congress and before the FCC and other administrative agencies. She previously served in a similar role at Free Press, a national nonprofit nonpartisan organization dedicated to media reform. Aparna received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her A.B. from Harvard University. She also clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, who sits on the United States Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

David Fares (BUS)


David has been Senior Vice President of Government Affairs of News Corporation since January 2011. He is responsible for directing and advocating News Corporation's positions on international media, intellectual property and e-commerce policy and regulatory issues before U.S. and foreign governments as well as international organizations. He served as Vice President of E-commerce and Telecommunications at the United States Council for International Business, managing electronic commerce and telecommunications policy program and services.

Marilyn Cade (BUS)


Marilyn is responsible for Internet and E-Commerce advocacy and policy issues, including intellectual property, Internet security, privacy, and content regulation, domestically and internationally. She also directs AT&T's advocacy activity on these issues with ad hoc organizations, professional organizations and associations. Her focus is the nexus of technology and public policy and implications for the Internet, online services, and electronic commerce. In addition to advocacy and technology policy, her career with AT&T has included a number of management positions with AT&T's business units in sales, marketing, business operations and strategy.

Sarah Wynn-Williams (BUS)


Sarah is Manager of Global Public Policy at Facebook, where she focuses on international governance, international policy and trade issues. Sarah has managed many global initiatives for Facebook including Facebook's organ donation initiative and disaster relief program. Prior to joining Facebook Sarah was a diplomat for a decade with the New Zealand Foreign Service serving at the United Nations and managing Political and Congressional Affairs at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC. She also served as a technical legal expert to the United Nations Biosafety Protocol Working Group and was Chief Negotiator on an International Liability Protocol.

Paul Mitchell (BUS)


Paul is Senior Director for Technology Policy at Microsoft, responsible for strategic technology policy initiatives in the areas of spectrum, power consumption, and broadband. Prior to his current position Paul held a variety of senior positions including General Manager, Interoperability and Standards and, with the Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division General Manager of Policy and Standards, Chief of Staff for Microsoft TV, and GM of Microsoft TV’s Tools and Applications Product Unit delivering authoring and development products supporting Microsoft TV as well as a suite of .NET-based interactive TV applications.

Chris Disspain (Technical Group)


Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of .au Domain Administration Ltd and the former Chair of ICANN’s country code Names Supporting Organisation. Chris is also a member of the board of the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association and the Internet Governance Forum. Chris currently serves on the board of ICANN and took up that role in June 2011.

Desiree Miloshevic (TEC)


Désirée is an Internet public servant, and was a special advisor to the chair of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Additionally she is Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor in Europe for Afilias, the domain name registry.

Pablo Hinojosa (TEC)


Pablo is Director, Strategic Engagement at APNIC. He is responsible of representing the organisation in a senior diplomatic capacity, cultivating and managing relationships with governments, key intergovernmental organisations and member communities. Previous to joining APNIC, he was responsible for managing the Latin American portfolio at ICANN. Previous to joining ICANN, he was Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Commission. As a government official, he was the Representative from Mexico at ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee, where he held the positions of Vice- Chair and Convener of the Working Group on ccTLDs. Pablo was part of the Mexican delegation attending WSIS and also Advisor to the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications and Information Working Group. He has experience in international fora such as the OECD, APEC, ITU, WTO, among others.

Suzanne Woolf (TEC)


Suzanne is a member of the ICANN board and is experienced in both the technical and policy aspects of the evolution of the Internet, particularly DNS issues. She has held a variety of roles for the Internet Systems Consortium since 2002, currently including product management, strategic considerations for ISC’s software and protocol development projects, and participation in Internet technical policy activities with ICANN, ARIN and others. She is a member of the ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee and ARIN Advisory Council.

Theresa Swinehart (TEC)


Theresa is the Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy at ICANN. She works with stakeholders and policymakers around the globe to advocate the Internet's multistakeholder model, and oversees a team with overarching responsibility for a range of initiatives including development of the organization's five-year strategic plan. She rejoined ICANN after serving three years as the Executive Director of Global Internet Policy for Verizon Communications, where she specialized in emerging issues and stakeholder and policy leader engagement.