Chris Buckridge is External Relations Officer for the RIPE NCC. This role involves engaging the broad range of RIPE NCC stakeholders, including RIPE NCC members, governments, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and international organisations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the OECD and the International Telecommunications Union. He regularly presents in a range of international fora on issues including Internet governance and IPv6 deployment.
Chris has worked in the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) system for the past seven years. Born in Brisbane, Australia, he began working for the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) in 2003, before relocating to Amsterdam in 2006 to take up a position in the Communications Department of the RIPE NCC. He has been in the role of External Relations Officer since 2010.