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Biography: 

Narelle Clark is a data communications and Internet specialist who has been working in advanced technology areas consistently throughout her career. Specialising in the application of networks and systems, Narelle has a broad technical and strategic view of Internet scale ICT delivery and has been a user, builder, operator and researcher of Internet networks since 1986, both for major telcos and research agencies. With a strong background in public (government and not-for-profit) and private sector organisations in both organisational leadership and governance, Narelle has both practical and academic expertise. Narelle holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics), a Masters in Engineering (majoring in information systems and telecommunications), and a postgraduate diploma in management.

Narelle has been involved in one of ISOC's strongest chapters, ISOC-AU, since it was formed in 1996, and is currently its immediate past president. During this time ISOC--AU has been a thought leader in Internet development in Australia. In addition, she is the Deputy CEO of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and participates in a range of consumer consultation forums on communications issues. ACCAN is the peak body for advocacy on behalf of communications consumers in Australia and campaigns actively for affordable, accessible and available communications.

Latest Posts

  • Editor's Note: At the Internet Society’s Annual General Meeting in June 2016, Narelle Clark will be leaving the Board.  Thank you Narelle for your six years of service and contributions. After six years on the ISOC Board of Trustees, my term...
    Date published 02 June 2016
  • When I joined the Internet Society Board of Trustees in 2010, it was clear that the Internet was facing growing challenges and that the Internet Society had an important role to play. The Internet can, and does, bring tremendous opportunity to...
    Date published 30 October 2015
  • Establishment Over So we have now moved on from the early establishment phase and the NTIA IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group – better known as the ICG – have started to tackle some of the difficult topics on its plate. At the time of...
    Date published 02 September 2014
  • Some years ago there was a brilliant man with a notebook. In that notebook he kept a list of names, numbers and specialized identifiers for a project he was working on at the US’ DARPA research agency. That project grew into the Internet we know...
    Date published 15 August 2014