The IAB SA Regulatory Affairs Council appoints new Chair
The IAB would like to say a very special thank you to Andrew Allison for playing an instrumental role in the progress the Regulatory Affairs Council has made while he has been at the helm for the past several years. He has been relentless in achieving the RAC’s objectives as well as committed and dedicated to the IAB, the RAC and its council members.
As Andrew steps down, IAB SA is delighted to welcome Pria Chetty as the newly appointed Head of the RAC. As Pria has been a valued contributor to this critical IAB council for the past two years, this is a natural fit as Andrew moves out of the role.
On accepting the voluntary role, Pria Chetty says “Working with the RAC over the last few years has been exhilarating. It’s a powerful team, both in their depth of industry experience and their commitment to serving their sector. As the RAC we have seen successive significant developments in digital law and policy and there is no sign that this trend will not continue. Given the efforts of the team, and stewardship of Andrew, the RAC has earned a seat at the decision table and I don’t take this seat lightly.”
“With ICT policy setting for decades to come before us, and critical changes to content regulation, privacy and copyright law in flux, we can’t lose momentum. We will also be looking to get closer to the other Councils to better align our regulatory efforts with the IAB’s broader strategic agenda and grow the library of legal insights available to the members. We urge all members to think of us as their friendly neighbourhood Regulatory Affairs Council and start engaging with the team,” adds Pria.
Andrew, who remains a valued and committed volunteer on the council says “Pria has been an invaluable member of our small but effective RAC in recent years, and I’m thrilled with her appointment as the new Council Chair. She has been instrumental in driving a lot of the initiatives that the IAB has been involved with, and both the Council and the IAB will benefit tremendously from her leadership going forward. I personally look forward to remaining an active member of Pria’s Council, and to helping her as much as she has helped me.” he concludes.