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Appointment of Policy Adviser to CEO


Energy Consumers Australia

The Board and Executive of Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) would like to welcome Keith Besgrove as the newly appointed Policy Adviser to the office of the CEO.

Keith has over fifteen years’ experience as a division head in the Department of Communications, where he was responsible for policy advice to government on all aspects of the digital economy. He developed Australia’s cyber security strategies; crafted legislation to combat spam and internet gambling; established the Do Not Call Register; helped create the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and was instrumental in developing a range of consumer protection measures in telecommunications. He also implemented programs to adopt broadband in healthcare and education.

Keith has also represented Australia in many international groups including the OECD, APEC ICANN and ITU.

Since July 2014, Keith has been mentoring technology start-up companies, chairing committees, and mentoring not for profit groups including Financial Counselling Australia. He is a research associate at the University of Technology (Sydney) and an honorary fellow at the Cyber-security Research Centre at Macquarie University. He is also a member of the board of Internet Australia and of the Australian Computer Society’s Professional Standards Board.

We welcome Keith to ECA’s dynamic and growing team.