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Paul Twomey

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Dr Paul Twomey (born 18 July, ????) is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Following a private-sector role as a consultant for McKinsey & Company[1] (http://www.mckinsey.com/), Dr. Twomey held executive positions within the Australian Government's foreign trade organisation Austrade. His role there included working on strategic development and European markets.

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) in 1997. As a government unit responsible for developing Australian Government IT policy, it was during this time he began his involvement with ICANN. Though this role he became chair of the influential ICANN Government Advisory Committee which served as the organisation's liaison with world governments.

Following his departure from NOIE, Dr. Twomey created a consultancy with Ira Magaziner (Domestic Policy Adviser to former US President Bill Clinton) called Argo P@cific. Despite his move to the private sector, he continued his role on the ICANN GAC until November 2002 through an ongoing posting as external advisor to the Australian Government.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland, a Master of Arts from Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD from Cambridge University.

On 27 March 2003 he was appointed to his position at ICANN.

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