Conflicts of Interest
Dr. Tonkin has excused himself from multiple votes on ICANN's new gTLd program as per a conflicts of interest policy passed in 2011 and his employment with a company involved in new gTLD consultancy.
Mr. Tonkin joined Melbourne IT in 1999 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to this he has worked as:
- Chief Technology Officer at WebCentral.
- Deputy Director, ANSPAG at Monash University.
- Consultant at AT&T-Bell Laboratories.
On the behalf of Melbourne IT, Tonkin has participated in ICANN Meetings since 2002 and has been on its Board of Directors since 2007. He also manages his company's participation in international internet bodies including GNSO meetings.
Bruce represented the ICANN Board on the issue of "Morality and Public Order Objections" before the US government. He is also a member of the oPOC Working Group and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was elected Chair of DNSO and GNSO Councill in 2002. In 2006, GNSO selected him as a Board Member for ICANN.
Bruce has a degree of Bachelor of Engineering. He is also a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.