|Australian Privacy Commissioner|
19 July 2010 –24 March 2018
|Preceded by||Karen Curtis|
|Australian Information Commissioner|
13 October 2016 –24 March 2018
|Preceded by||John McMillan|
|Born||19 August 1960|
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
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