Chris Buckridge

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Country: Australia, Netherlands
Email: chris[at]buckridge.nl
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of the ICANN Board

ICANN Involvement

Chris Buckridge is currently a member of the ICANN Board, he was selected by the Generic Names Supporting Organization to serve a three-year term in 2023. His term will expire at the Annual General Meeting in 2026.

Committees

  • Organizational Effectiveness Committee of the Board (OEC) | Member
  • Strategic Planning Committee of the Board (SPC) | Member
  • Technical Committee of the Board (BTC) | Member

Career History

Chris Buckridge is an independent consultant, analyst, and commentator in the Internet governance and digital policy space. He worked for more than two decades with Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), starting with the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) in 2003, before joining the Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) in 2006. During his tenure at the RIPE NCC, he helped develop the organization's engagement in public policy and Internet governance, working closely with institutions including the International Telecommunication Union, the OECD, and the United Nations.

Since 2016, Chris has served as a member of the EuroDIG Association Board, and has been actively engaged in national and regional Internet governance initiatives around the world. In 2021, he was appointed to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (or MAG) of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF); he will complete his third and final one-year term in 2024. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the IGF MAG Working Group on Strategy and Strengthening the IGF.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Queensland in Australia.