Ben Au is the Director of Policy & Government Affairs for the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA), which represents over 130 members across the Australian and New Zealand video games industry, from local game development studios to some of the largest technology companies in the world. For the past 5 years, Mr Au has led the video games industry’s advocacy and engagement with governments across a range of technology and creative policy interests, including on content regulation, trust and safety, game development industry support, privacy, copyright and competition and consumer laws.
Prior to IGEA, Mr Au spent over a decade in the APS, including in policy roles within the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Department of Communications and the Arts and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Outside of IGEA, Mr Au is also an advisor to A New Approach, Australia’s leading arts and culture think tank.
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