Regulatory Council

The core focus of this Council is to collaborate on the development and advocacy of policy positions affecting the online advertising industry. The current areas of focus are:

  • Privacy and data (e.g. online behavioural advertising self-regulation, third party data and ad exchanges, location based - advertising)
  • Advertiser / platform liability; and
  • Education and awareness raising around these issues.

The Council sets its own agenda and leverages the skills, experience and networks of Council Members to set annual programmes of work, identify resources required, work with partner organisations, and submit recommendations to the IAB Australia Board.

Regulatory Council members:

Reg Members July2016

Regulatory Council member representatives: 

Georgia-Kate Schubert – NewsCorp.
Ivan Cook - Telstra
Mark Bamford – Simpsons Lawyers
Daniel Ott - MI9
Nick O'Donnell-  Yahoo7
John Thurstans - REA
Sam Yorke – Google

The IAB Regulatory Council meets on a monthly basis.

For more information, contact Daad Soufi, IAB's Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, at

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