As a founding Director of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Maureen Cubberley played a key role in negotiating the transition of the .ca ccTLD from the University of British Columbia to CIRA. She helped take the organization from the conceptual stage through start-up, policy development and on to successful registry operation. She served three consecutive terms as Chair of the Board of Directors, during which time dot-ca registrations grew from 60,000 to more than 400,000, funding a $4.M annual budget and a staff of 20 full time employees. Ms. Cubberley has represented CIRA at six ICANN meetings since 2000. She has also served as a Director, Canadian Internet Society (CISOC) 1998-1999, and is Co-Founder, and former President and CEO of Canada's Coalition for Public Information (CPI)
Since 1995, Ms. Cubberley has been a Senior Partner in ASM Advanced Strategic Management Consultants, Canada, specializing in strategic business planning and the design and implementation of new organizational and governance structures in the private and public sectors. Ms. Cubberley specializes in the areas of change strategies, organizational re-structuring, strategic and business planning, policy development and legislative analysis. Her work with ASM, with the Government of Ontario's Ministry of Culture and Communications, the Canadian Library Association and Canada's Coalition for Public Information enabled her to participate in the planning and development of some elements of the 'Connecting Canadians' agenda. This has been an important part of the building of Canada's coast-to-coast-to-coast network of Public Access Internet sites and access to Broadband for rural and remote areas. Her recent work includes several 'smart community' initiatives.
In 2001 Ms. Cubberley received an IWAY Award Honourable Mention for Public Leadership, and was also honoured by CANARIE (Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education) for her contribution to the founding and building of the dot-ca domain.
Among her volunteer work, Ms. Cubberley has served on the Advisory Committee of the Consumer Health Information Service, the Needs Assessment Committee for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), the Trinity College School (TCS) Parents' Advisory Council, Chair of the Joint Committee on Information Policy for the Canadian Library Association and as a Mentor with the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute.
Ms. Cubberley lives in Northern Ontario and works throughout Canada and internationally.