Current Board


Emma Hossack - President iappANZ

Emma practiced as a Commercial Lawyer in a National law firm for several years in finance, intellectual property and trade practices.

After being engaged by one of her client companies as a Corporate Counsel, she then became CEO for 5 years. Emma’s interest in intellectual property, information technology and privacy led her to complete Post Graduate studies with a focus on medico/legal and privacy/ethical issues in a Masters of Law at QUT in June 2007. Since 2007 she has been the CEO of Extensia Pty Ltd and involved in a number of
implementations of shared electronic health record systems across Australia. The openEhr system known as RecordPoint is used in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland. It is used to address issues in the areas of aged care, indigenous
health and chronic disease. Emma’s experience as a privacy lawyer and CEO of a medical software company gives her a unique perspective on the implementation of personally controlled electronic health records

Emma’s other interests and positions include:

  • Board Member MSIA
  • Member of Privacy Connections
  • Member of CEO Institute
  • Member of HISA
  • Member Brisbane Institute
  • Board Advisor CIRCA

Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne, LLM QUT

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Anna Kuperman - Vice-President iappANZ 

Having spent over 12 years in private practice at a top tier law firm, Anna has recently been appointed as legal counsel at Serco Asia Pacific and advises the organisation across all Asiapac operations including IT & BPO outsourcing, immigration, justice, defence, science, health, transport, consulting etc. Anna is also the Privacy Officer at Serco and responsible for privacy related enquiries/issues. Anna has over 13 years experience advising on intellectual property and commercial law matters and has a specialist expertise in privacy law having counselled large organisations on privacy law compliance, mitigating risks of data security breaches and managing offshore data disclosure.

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Melanie Marks (nee Goldwater) - Treasurer 

Melanie Marks (nee Goldwater) joined the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) in October 2009. As Privacy Manager at NEHTA, Melanie is responsible for the day to day roll out, development, implementation and maintenance of a privacy framework that supports the business objectives of NEHTA, including internal and external e-health strategies developed and undertaken by NEHTA.Melanie and the NEHTA Privacy team provide an effective consultancy as well as being a source of information and advice for NEHTA staff in relation to all privacy issues, information handling practices and obligations under the Privacy Act and other relevant legislation. 

Melanie is also responsible for responding to medico-legal policy issues and facilitating related consultation activities with a view to identifying the medico-legal implications of e-health, providing strategic guidance on engagement with insurers and providing solutions through a risk management and compliance framework. 


 Prior to NEHTA, Melanie worked as a solicitor for Minter Ellison and Johnson Winter & Slattery in Sydney, specializing in privacy law and intellectual property. Melanie holds Bachelors Degrees in Media and Law, and is currently undertaking Masters of Industrial Property (Law). 


David Templeton - Secretary iappANZ 

David Templeton has been a member of ANZ’s Group Regulatory Compliance team since January 2006, where he has developed a specialist interest in privacy and offshoring. David has advised ANZ in relation to the ALRC's review of privacy regulation and representated ANZ at APEC's workshops on Cross Border Privacy Rules during 2007. ANZ recognises David as a subject matter expert in privacy and nominated David as its Privacy Compliance Manager in early 2008. In this role, David’s mandate is to ensure that privacy obligations are effectively integrated into ANZ’s compliance framework though the development and administration of a global privacy policy. 

Prior to joining compliance, David had enjoyed fifteen years practice as a corporate lawyer with the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ, where David specialised in dispute resolution. 

David lives in Melbourne with partner Adele and son Hugo. 

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Carolyn Lidgerwood 

Carolyn Lidgerwood is Rio Tinto’s global privacy counsel, based in Melbourne. Carolyn manages Rio Tinto’s global privacy and data protection (data privacy) compliance program and advises on data privacy issues across Rio Tinto’s global operations (which include more than 60,000 staff working across six continents).   

Carolyn has more than 20 years’ experience as a regulatory lawyer, specialising in privacy and broadcasting law, and in developing and implementing compliance programs.   

Prior to joining Rio Tinto in 2011, Carolyn worked in both the private and public sectors, including as General Counsel & Company Secretary for Southern Cross Media in Melbourne and as Special Counsel at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney. In private legal practice, Carolyn advised privacy clients across many different industries and was also a founding member of the Law Council of Australia's Privacy Law Working Party (now the Privacy Law Committee).   

Carolyn has honours degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne. 

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James Kelaher

James is a leading adviser on business and technology strategy, specialising in improving services to consumers and citizens. He is a founder and director of the Smart group of companies (, which focus on technology, telecommunications and digital service delivery, and provide incubator support and capital to innovative start-ups.

Previous to this, James worked in the private sector running technology, manufacturing and outsourced services businesses for ADI, owned by Thales, the French multi-national. He has also been a managing director and board member of the Health Insurance Commission (the statutory authority which previously ran both Medicare and Medibank Private), a deputy secretary in the Department of Human Services and the chief operating officer of the Australian Federal Police.

He was involved in a number of early government online health initiatives, chaired the Australian government’s PKI registration authority charged with introducing information security to the health sector was the founding chair of ‘ECLIPSE’, the Australian health insurance industry’s transaction exchange for public and private hospitals and health funds.

James has spent considerable time looking at the online environment around the world and is a highly regarded expert on issues such as governance, data protection, identity management, citizen adoption, standards, regulatory arrangements and best practice.

He is a member of the National Consultative Committee on Security and Risk and the National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing. He is also a director of QEStel, a regional telecommunications provider and TrustWorks360 an online identity solution developer which follows the privacy by design principles.

James holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts/Commerce, an MBA, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia, the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

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Julie Inman Grant

Julie Inman Grant currently serves as Managing Director of S2P2 Strategies, an advisory services firm that specializes in the areas of security, safety, privacy and public policy, based in Sydney, Australia. Leveraging more than 20 years of global ICT policy and corporate social responsibility experience, S2P2 provides strategic guidance to a range of corporate, non-profit and government clients. 

Ms. Inman Grant spent 17 years at Microsoft Corporation, departing in 2012 as the Company’s longest serving corporate affairs professional.  From 2009 – 2012, she served as Microsoft’s Director of Privacy and Internet Safety, based in the U.S.  In this global role, she served on the Chief Privacy Officer’s leadership team and was the Company’s lead business strategist for online safety issues. She worked with a range on industry and government officials on public policy initiatives concerning privacy, data protection, online safety and cloud computing policy in both developed and developing markets.

Prior to this role, Ms. Inman Grant served for nine years in the Asia Pacific region as Asia Pacific Regional Director of Internet Safety, Privacy and Security from 2005-2009 and as head of Microsoft’s Corporate Affairs for Australia and New Zealand from 2000-2004, where she built the government, industry and community affairs functions from the ground-up. During her time in Asia, she was deeply involved with the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and in capacity building efforts across South East Asia.  In 2007, she authored one of the first comprehensive analyses on the status of privacy, safety and security laws across the Asia Pacific region.

Ms. Inman Grant commenced her career at Microsoft as one of the Company’s first government affairs professionals in Washington, D.C. in 1995.  Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked in the non-profit sector and as a Legislative Assistant during the 102nd U.S. Congress.  Ms. Inman Grant has a BA in International Relations from Boston University, an MA in International Communication from American University and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).


Kate Reynolds

Kate is currently the Privacy Officer at NBN Co (National Broadband Network Company) where she is responsible for the company wide privacy programme, which includes policy, compliance, audit, training and awareness.

Over the past ten years Kate has held a number of IT security and privacy related roles with international companies, including Microsoft and Symantec.

Kate is originally from the UK and has a double honours degree in German and Philosophy from the University of Leeds.


Malcolm Crompton - Founding President iappANZ 

Malcolm is Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd (IIS), a global consultancy specialising in data protection and privacy strategies. IIS works with companies to increase business value and customer trust and to ensure government meets the high standards expected in the handling of personal information.

As Australia’s Privacy Commissioner from 1999 to 2004, Malcolm led the implementation of private sector privacy law.  Malcolm’s global reputation is built on his forward thinking on the handling and governance of personal information. Malcolm’s expertise in privacy was recognised when the International Association of Privacy Professionals honoured him with the 2012 Privacy Leadership Award.

 Malcolm was founding President of iappANZ and has been a director of IAPP.


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Melina has a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management as well as 19 years experience in telecommunications, marketing and online privacy.

Melina is the Director of Policy for the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association and has previously worked as the Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs for the Australian Direct Marketing Association.

Melina's experience spans telecommunications, marketing and online privacy having worked directly on the creation and management of the Integrated Public Number Database, structuring of cross-company compliance programs for the Privacy Act and the Do Not Call Register. In her work at the Australian Direct Marketing Association Melina was responsible for the introduction of the Australian Best Practice Guideline for Online Behavioural Advertising and the website and the review of the Privacy Act 1988.

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Peter Leonard

Peter works in G+T’s TMT and Project Services Team. 

Peter joined the iappANZ Board reflecting his belief that Privacy by Design principles, the regulatory push for more transparent collection statements and other privacy terms, cloud computing and the growth of data analytics in all fields of businesses have made privacy and data law and regulation an integral part of commercial deal structuring and contracting.  Regulatory and compliance activities remain core for many privacy professionals, but many privacy experts are also increasingly called upon for input into business deals where data use and handling is a significant driver of deal value.  Peter believes that iappANZ’s focus will also need to reflect these shifts, continuing to educate and drive best practice in compliance, but also the role of privacy professionals in value adding in commercial deals.  

His primary practice focus is commercial and corporate transactions for corporations active in the technology, media, communications and internet business fields. Peter has an active transactional and regulatory practice centred upon complex technology, media and content deals in the Asia Pacific region.  As G+T’s lead privacy partner, Peter also advises service providers and corporations on privacy related matters.

Peter is a contributing editor of a number of international journals and has co-edited the leading industry loose-leaf service Communications Law and Policy in Australia.

In 2012 he was awarded Australia’s Communications Ambassador by the Communications Alliance, the peak Australian communications industry body, being the first practising lawyer to be so selected.

Peter has acted as global chair of the technology committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and vice chair of the IBA's communications committee. Peter was a member of the Australian Attorney-General's expert group on electronic commerce, which issued the report leading to the Australian Electronic Transactions Act.

Peter is 2013 national chair of the Law Council of Australia's media and communications committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Media and Telecommunications Law at the University of Melbourne. 

Peter’s qualifications include BEc (Hons) and LLM from the University of Sydney.

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Veronica Scott

Veronica is Special Counsel at Minter Ellison Lawyers (Melbourne) specialising in data protection and privacy, breach of confidence, defamation and copyright, online content and social media, contempt, risk and crisis management and freedom of information. Veronica is admitted to practice in both the UK and Australia and has local and international experience advising on media and privacy related legal issues. Her clients include local and international media companies such as Fairfax Media, Fairfax Digital and The Age Company Ltd, the Guardian, the Nine Network, and the ABC, as well as private companies and government.

While working in the UK, Veronica acted for a number of high profile individuals in reputation management. She was part of the legal team that obtained the first anti-stalking injunction on behalf of Diana, Princes of Wales (which led to the introduction of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997) and which successfully defended Professor Deborah Lipstadt in defamation proceedings brought by David Irving over her book on Holocaust denial published by Penguin.

Veronica regularly appears in court in applications for suppression (non-publication) orders and for access to court documents, in contempt proceedings, applications for injunctions for breach of confidence and to help journalists protect their sources.

She has also appeared in the Federal Court and in VCAT to defend complaints against clients for breaches of the Privacy Act and the Information Privacy Act (Vic) and advised the ABC in relation to the breach of privacy claims brought by Jane Doe in Victoria.

Veronica regularly contributes to the media, in trade and industry publications, legal publications and newsletters on privacy and media law issues and also runs privacy training sessions for clients and give presentations on privacy, media, social media and contempt laws and crisis and reputation management.  

Veronica is a member of the Melbourne Press Club and the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

Veronica is the Sub-editor of the iappANZ monthly Member Bulletin.

Past Board Members


Emma Hossack (President)                                                                                                                    
Anna Kuperman (Vice-President)                                                                                                            
David Templeton (Secretary)                                                                                                              
Melanie Marks (Treasurer)                                                                                                                 
Annelies Moens                                                                                                                                      
John Pane                                                                                                                                          
Malcolm Crompton (Founding President)                                                                                            

Samantha Yorke                                                                                                                                   
Melina Rohan                                                                                                                                          
Kate Johnstone                                                                                                                                    
Kate Reynolds                                                                                                                                  
Veronica Scott




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