In June 2015 Cheryl was awarded the second ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award along with Nii Quaynor. This award first established in 2014, "... was created to recognize those ICANN participants who have deeply invested in consensus-based solutions and the importance of ICANN’s multistakeholder model to Internet Governance."
Up until end October 2015, at the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin Cheryl served as the Associate Chair of the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee, also in 2014 she was reappointed as a Director of Internet Australia (then known a the Internet Society of Australia, ISOC-AU) an accredited ICANN At-Large Structure (ALS) since March 2005, having served in this capacity since 2001. For ten (10) years( 2004 to 27 Oct 2014) she has also been an elected Demand Class Director of the .au Domain Name Administrator (auDA) for Country Code TLD .au (which is a Founding Member of the ICANN ccNSO) , serving in a number of Board WG's and activities most recently in the Board Finance and Budget Sub Committee, and Chairing the Board Governance and Remuneration Sub Committee.
Her term as the Chair of the 2014 ICANN Nominating Committee http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-01oct13-en.htm was completed with the closing of the ICANN Public Meeting #51 in Los Angeles mid Oct 2014.
She continues to serve as a consumer advocate representative to the Australian Communications Compliance (CommCom) Advisory Committee an independent code monitoring (and reporting) body, that is to ensure that Carriage Service Providers (CSPs) in Australia are compliant with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) Code, since appointment there in late 2012, as well as having served as the 2013 NomCom Chair-Elect." until end November 2013 and the ALAC Liaison to the ccNSO (2010 -2013) http://ccnso.icann.org/. Previously she has been appointed as a Vice Chair of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) 2010-2011), after three terms (2007-10) as the ALAC Chair.
Within ICANNs At-Large Community she represents ISOC-AU as an ICANN accredited At-Large Structure (ALS) in ICANN's Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and also as an APRALO representative to the ALAC, (2007 - 2011). As Chair of the ALAC she was appointed to serve on the 1st Affirmation of Commitments Review Team for ICANN looking at Accountability and Transparency. http://icann.org/en/reviews/affirmation/review-1-en.htm; Cheryl is also an Individual member of the GNSO's NomCommercial takeholder Group (NCSG). In the ICANN Community Cheryl has also served on a numerous Working Groups, Work Teams and Task Forces (mostly listed and linked below). ALAC / At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) is found here Cheryl Langdon-Orr SOI and GNSO Statement of Interest (SOI) found here Cheryl Langdon-Orr GNSO - SOI
ICANN SO, AC and Cross Community Chartered Work Groups, Work Teams, Task Forces etc.,
Cross Community Committee on Accessibility (Moderator)
Cross Community WG - CCWG on ICANN Accountability (ALAC Member for APRegional and Rapouteur for WPs and WTs)
Cross Community WG - CWG on IANA Stewardship (ALAC Member for AP-Regional and Rapporteur for WPs and WTs)
Cross Community WG - Use of Country and Territory Names as TLDs
Cross Community WG - Geographic Regions Review (Member until 2013 and current Chair)
Cross-Community Working Group on a Framework of Principles for Future CWGs - (Cwg-framework-principles)
GNSO Policy and Implementation Work Group
GNSO non-PDP Data & Metrics for Policy Making Working Group (Co-Chair) (DMPM-WG)
ALAC Budget and Finance Committee (Chair from 2007-2010; APRALO Rep 2006 to Current)
ALAC At-Large Metrics Sub-Committee (AM-SC) Chair
ALAC Outreach Sub Committee (Chair to June 2013; Member to Current)
ALAC Review Team for projects relating to the Community Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP) Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (FY14)
ALAC Ad Hoc WG on IANA Stewardship Transition
ALAC ATLAS II Return on Investment WG
ALAC ATLAS II Reporting Sub Committee
ATLAS II Implementation Taskforce Workspace (ATLAS II IT).
Recent / PAST:
ALAC Ad Hoc Accessibility Task Force (Chair)
Cross Community WG - Implementation Advisory Group for Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice (IAG-CCT)
ccNSO/GAC Framework of Interpretation (FOI-WG)
APRALO Rules of Procedure Review (Chair)
Cross Community SO/AC WG on DNS Security and Stability Analysis (DSSA-WG)
GNSO Policy and Implementation Work Group Charter Drafting Team
GNSO Metrics and Reporting Work Group Charter (metrep-wg) Drafting Team
ccNSO/GAC Study Group on Use of Territory and Country Names (NTC-SG )
ALAC Improvements Implementation Task Force (AII-TF) - Chair
ALAC ATLAS II Organising Committee (and moderator of Topic Task Force on ICANN Globalisation)
ALAC Rules of Procedure Review (ROPR-WG) - Chair
ALAC New gTLDs WG
GNSO (Charter endorsed by and representation from ALAC) Consumer Metrics Project (ConsumerCCI-WG)
Joint SO/AC WG on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS-WG)
ccNSO Cross Community SO/AC WG on IDNccTLD Fast-track
GNSO Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) (ALAC liaison alternate)
GNSO Policy Process Steering Committee Policy Development Process Work Team (PDP-WT)
GNSO Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery PDP Working Group (PEDNR)
GNSO Registrar Accreditation Agreement Working Group (RAA) (Group a & Group b)
GNSO Vertical Integration Working Group (VI-WG)
Please also see my online Bio page http://about.me/cheryl.LangdonOrr
About me:- Thirty(ish) years ago I left my Post-Grad research and career as a tutor in Physiology (continuing as Teaching Associate at the Asia Pacific Research Institute of Macquarie University during the early 2000 years) to operate our family owned micro enterprise, Hovtek Pty. Limited. http://www.hovtek.com.au/
I am a telecommuter, and licensee of domain names in .au as well as in the global DNS, but most importantly, I am an avid end-user of the Internet for work and recreation. Fourteen years ago we started a spin off project called BuildersNet which was developed from some of the TQM (ISO-9002 etc.,) activities of Hovtek; Ten years ago this became a stand alone Australian Company, (Pty. Ltd.,) and relies totally on the Internet to facilitate its operation.
Our clients in Australia are Micro Businesses and SMEs - and internationally mainly SMEs and Government or Aid Funded bodies; We service and communicate with them almost exclusively online and the majority of our importation of raw materials and products as well as export documentation bookings etc. is now handled that way. I am a Director in several Associations and a NFP company interested in Global Trade and SME growth, facilitated by Internet use, under the auspices of UNCTAD.
I believe the Internet should be seen as a public asset and needs to be developed and maintained as a cost-effective and accessible resource for communication, education, community, social and business opportunities by the Australian and wider global community; my work within ICANN with its remit as the coordinator of the unique identifiers (addressing) across i.e. in the Naming, Numbering and Nomenclature within the Internet Ecosystem with its commitment to a multi-stakeholder, bottom-up consensus driven policy development model is an essential part of this aim.
My focus and ongoing interests are not specifically technical but rather more consumer and end user focused. Until May 2009 when the Council was dissolved I represent ISOC-AU in the Australian Communication Alliance Consumer Advisory Council) See http://www.acif.com.au/ with a keen interest in Policy Development, Access, Outreach and Regulatory issues.
I was an Individual Member (prior to the formation of our Chapter) of ISOC and am a Director of ISOC-AU See https://www.isoc-au.org.au/ since being elected in 2001 serving as Hon Treasurer from 2003, and currently serve as the Hon. Company Secretary on the executive... For more about my role and about the other Directors of ISOC-AU see http://isoc-au.org.au/Organisation/Dirs.html
I am a Member of auDA, having been re-elected as a Board Member for a fifth term of office in the Demand Class (User Interests) stakeholder category in October 2012. See http://www.auda.org.au/board/members/ having previously worked on several auDA Policy Advisory Panels between 2000 and 2004, and as the Chair of the Domain Name Industry Code of Practice Committee.
In 2008 and 2009 in addition to my work within APRALO and ALAC and specifically within the arena of communications consumer advocacy in Australia I was instrumental in the formation of a new National peak body to act as a co-ordinated voice of communications consumers Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) See http://www.accan.org.au/
I am also a member of several organisations and associations including Women On Boards http://www.womenonboards.org.au/ and www.womenonboards.co.uk ; Women in the Boardroom http://womenintheboardroom.com/ ; the TED community http://www.ted.com/profiles and the International Sustainable Development Resource Centre, Geneva http://isd-rc.ning.com/; and as an individual and corporate representative in ACCAN http://www.accan.org.au/ additionally I have had engagement in Australian Government Policy Development includes active participation in Govt 2.0 http://www.gov2.com.au/ ; Public Sphere activities specifically in Australia http://www.katelundy.com.au/category/campaigns/publicsphere/ (Archived); and continue to serve as a consumer advocate representative to the Australian Communications Compliance (CommCom) Advisory Committee a new independent code monitoring (and reporting) body, that is to ensure that Carriage Service Providers (CSPs) in Australia are compliant with the Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) Code, since appointment in late 2012.
In addition to being:-
- an active member of the NSW Chapter of Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) http://www.fitt.org.au/.
Serving as the Associate Chair in 2015 and the Chair of the 2014 ICANN Nominating Committee http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-01oct13-en.htm
the 2013 NomCom Chair-Elect." until end November 2013 and the ALAC Liaison to the ccNSO (2010 -2013) http://ccnso.icann.org/. Previously she served as a Vice Chair of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) 2010-2011), after three terms (2007-10) as the ALAC Chair.
representative of ISOC-AU as an ICANN accredited At-Large Structure (ALS) in ICANN's Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and also as an APRALO representative to the ALAC, (2007 - 2011) within ICANNs At-Large Community
appointed to serve on the 1st Affirmation of Commitments Review Team for ICANN looking at Accountability and Transparency. http://icann.org/en/reviews/affirmation/review-1-en.htm;
on a number of Working Groups, Work Teams and Task Forces