After a great deal of thought I have decided not to run for the auDA board in 2017.
I had announced that I would be running again, after missing out by just a few votes in 2016, but that will no longer be the case.
There are a few reasons for this.
First up, my company, Trade Risk, is going through an exciting period of growth and needs 100% of my focus right now.
My mindset towards the business has changed a little over the last little while, after seeing how much we’ve been able to achieve.
Instead of simply wanting to be great at what we do, I now want Trade Risk to be the best at what we do.
You can’t achieve that without 100% focus.
Outside of business I have a young family to look after. If I’m putting so much into my business, the rest needs to go to my family rather than sharing with auDA director duties.
And finally, I’m just sick of all the politics and rubbish that is going on at auDA.
You could argue that is all the more reason to run, but I just don’t have it in me. Business and family is more important by a long way.
The great news, and the reason that my decision was made so much easier, is that we have two fantastic candidates for the two Demand Class directorships.
Nicole Murdoch was already running, and now the domaining legend Ned O’Meara is stepping up.
If we as Demand Class members can help to get Nicole and Ned elected, it’s going to go a long way to returning transparency and integrity to the board.