Voting closes for IAB members for the rotating IAB Board Seat on October 26.
The opening was created when Tim Johnson, formerly of MCN, resigned from MCN to head to Telstra Media.
5 people have nominated.
Wendy Hogan – MD of CBS Interactive
Robert Leach – Head of MCN Connect
Alex Littlejohn – MD of Adconion
Robert Wong – CEO of Catalog Central
Mark Halstead – MD of 3D Interactive
All the bio info on candidates as well as voting requirements etc are here – http://www.aimia.com.au/enews/IAB/Voting%20Process%20&%20Ballot%20Form%202009-2010.pdf
Two candidates really stand out for me.
Rob Leach is definitely one of the best digital thinkers in the industry and his knowledge of interactive TV is second to none within Australia. Speaking to him about the future convergence of Internet and TV and the connected household is exciting. I think he’d be great and would bring another dimension to the board.
Wendy Hogan would be a great candidate as well. CBS Interactive is a great business with premium products and commercially is very smart and nimble. Wendy is an active contributor within the digital industry in terms of supporting events and discussion around key issues related to not only media, but also technology and media convergence – and has been for years – and this is something that could add a lot to the IAB and bring new perspectives to the table that the foundation members may not bring.
Looking forward to seeing who gets the nod as there’s some great candidates. Personally I would love to see Wendy or Rob on that board.