Chris Buckridge is an independent consultant, analyst, and commentator in the areas of Internet governance and digital policy. He worked for more than two decades with Regional Internet Registries, starting at APNIC in 2003 before joining the RIPE NCC in 2006, where he helped develop and lead the organisation’s engagement with the multistakeholder Internet community, particularly on issues of public policy and Internet governance. He has worked closely with intergovernmental institutions including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), OECD, and the United Nations, and has actively engaged the institutions and agencies of the European Union on a range of policy initiatives, including NIS (and NIS2), the EU Cybersecurity Strategy, and issues surrounding economic sanctions.
Chris currently serves as a member of the ICANN Board of Directors, the board of the EuroDIG Association, and a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum. In 2015, he served as a member of the Australian government delegation to the UN General Assembly, on the occasion of the 10-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland in Australia.