Darren Rudd, Australia Council Board

21 September 2020
Darren Rudd
Darren Rudd

Darren Rudd is CEO of AFTA, the peak body for Australia’s travel agents.

He joined AFTA from the multinational information services business Tata Consultancy Services where he served as Head of Corporate Affairs in Australia and New Zealand for four years.

Reporting directly to the company’s global HQ, he had carriage of the company’s corporate reputation as well as an operational remit.

Darren has broad experience in strategic marketing and corporate engagement, including 11 years as GM Services Business Group Asia/Pacific for Alcatel-Lucent and five years as Lead Corporate Affairs Manager at the National Broadband Network.

He began his career in a role allied to the travel and tourism sector: he designed core Hotel Information Systems for IBM in Hong Kong.

In 2019, the Minister for the Arts appointed Darren to the board of the Australia Council for the Arts. He also serves on the board of the Australia India Youth Dialogue and is a member of the Asia Society Australia advisory board.

He is a former President of the Australian Business School (AGSM) Alumni, and has been a member of the advisory board of the University of New South Wales Business School Alumni, and a member of theboard of the State Library of NSW Foundation.

Darren holds an MBA (Executive) from the AGSM at UNSW and a Bachelor of Information Technology and Communication from the University of Wollongong.

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