ANZ Advisory Board Roles and Expectations

The IAPP’s Australia and New Zealand Advisory Board is critical to the development of the IAPP in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), actively supporting the IAPP in advising strategic initiatives such as the development of Knowledge Net chapters regionally, rollout of education resources and key relationships in the region. The ANZ board helps to identify and advise on the specific needs of ANZ based data protection professionals.

The board is led by IAPP International Director, Tory Bell, and meets roughly once every quarter via teleconference. It also typically meets in-person at the annual ANZ Summit event.


All ANZ Advisory Board members are expected to:

  • Advise on strategic initiative to grow member support in Australia and New Zealand.


All ANZ Advisory Board members are required to:

  • Serve a two-year term (renewable)
  • Attend and actively contribute to all meetings
  • Be advocates for the IAPP Australia and New Zealand

Selection Criteria

The board is comprised of at least 12 individuals, balanced, to the extent possible, by experience, industry sector, location and gender. Considerations for selection include:

  • Current IAPP membership in good standing (maintained throughout term)
  • Professional experience and knowledge of privacy laws and regulations in Australia and New Zealand
  • Certification in one of IAPP’s certification programs is an advantage


  • Promote the privacy profession by ensuring that IAPP’s programming and activities meet members’ and industry needs in Australia and New Zealand
  • Receive three continuing privacy education (CPE) credits per year of service