Board of Directors


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Internet Society (ISOC)

Robin Wilton, Secretary/Treasurer
Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy
, on the Internet Society’s Trust and Identity team. He is a specialist in digital identity, IT security and public policy, with almost 30 years experience in systems engineering, consulting and industry analyst roles. Robin was at IBM for 12 years, joined Internet start-up JCP Trustbase in 1997, and spent 8 years at Sun Microsystems following its acquisition of JCP. After leaving Sun, Robin set up and ran an independent consultancy, then joined Gartner Group as an analyst on privacy, PKI and federated identity. In 2012 he joined the Internet Society.

Robin has a reputation for translating complex topics between technologists, business-people and policy-makers.  His particular interest is in how social constructs such as identity, privacy and trust are mediated through technology. His technical outreach activity includes work with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), IT vendors and higher education consortia. He also contributes to policy work through bodies such as the Council of Europe and the OECD, where he is a member of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) and a regular contributor to the proceedings of the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy.

Colin Wallis Colin Wallis – Executive Director

Being based in New Zealand adds significant challenges of distance and time, but that hasn’t hindered Colin noticeably. With typical Kiwi pragmatism, he has cultivated an enviable understanding of North American and European identity programs, and a corresponding network of relationships with key stakeholders around the world.

In his new role Colin will relocate from New Zealand, reflecting Kantara’s global membership and the importance of Europe to its assurance system and emergent privacy-enabled suite of tools.

Colin is respected in the ‘identerati’ community for a contribution that is technically deep and geographically global. It includes work in:

  • the OASIS technical committees of Security Services, Trust Elevation, Privacy by Design for Software Engineers & Transformational Government;
  • the New Zealand Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA);
  • ISO JTC1 SC27 (as New Zealand’s Head of Delegation) where he played a key part in CSA’s successful bid to host New Zealand’s first ever SC27 meeting next year.

In the United States Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG), he is the stakeholder delegate for interoperability at Management Council/Board level, and currently Chairs the International Co-ordination Committee.