Board of Trustees
2010 Board Election
Candidate: Leonard St-Aubin
Currently an independent consultant, Len St-Aubin has a rich background in the development of policy related to telecommunications, Internet and broadcasting, from his work in the Canadian government and international fora. In April 2009, he retired from the position of Director General of Telecommunications Policy for the Government of Canada, where he led the development of policy related to domestic and international telecommunications, Internet, competition, convergence and the radio spectrum. During his career, he contributed to the development of Canada’s Telecommunications Act (1993) and Broadcasting Act, (1991) and to modernizing Canada’s Copyright Act. In August 2002, he accepted a three-year posting to the Canadian Embassy in Berlin to manage the International Business Development Program, promoting trade, investment and science and technology exchanges between Canada and Germany. He returned to the Telecommunications Policy Branch in June 2005.
Len has represented the Government of Canada in policy forums at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). He was Canadian representative to the Governmental Advisory Committee to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), where he was elected Vice-Chair in 2001. He was an ex-officio member on the Board of Directors of Media Awareness Network, a non-profit leader and pioneer in the development of media and digital literacy; and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). He has spoken at many conferences, seminars and public events. He is fluent in English and French and achieved intermediate level in German while living in Berlin.
Len would bring to the ISOC board more than 20 years of experience in the development of public policy and legislation related to media, telecommunications and the Internet. His work has involved the analysis and resolution of complex issues involving a broad range of technical, legal, regulatory, economic and social factors, including widely diverging input from public consultations.