Nominet held its AGM last week and announced their new CEO.
The new CEO will be starting in the role in February of 2022.
So who is he?
Paul Fletcher is currently CEO of BCS, The British Computer Society. He’s held that role since 2014.
Nominet published a short video message from Mr Fletcher to members where he briefly outlines why he thinks he’s a good fit for the role. The focus seems to be primarily around the membership organisation and purpose aspects. This is also reflected in the press release from Nominet on his appointment:
Commenting on the appointment, Nominet Chair Andrew Green said: ‘We were looking for a CEO who would put purpose at the heart of Nominet. Someone to oversee a significant increase in public benefit spending and build strong relationships with members. And of course someone with the operational experience to run part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure smoothly and deliver a world class service for members and customers. Paul has the breadth of experience to take the organisation forward into its next phase.’
Commenting on his appointment, Paul Fletcher said: ‘Nominet has played an important role in the UK’s digital economy for over 25 years. While I’ll be sad to leave BCS, the professional body for the IT industry is in very capable hands. I’m exceptionally proud to join another purpose-driven organisation, respected for its work running a reliable and responsible .UK registry and contributing to a more secure online world. I look forward to meeting members and the Nominet team.’Source: Nominet
The results of the Non-Executive Director elections were also announced recently, so the two new member elected Board members joined the board at the AGM.
Ashley La Bolle and Simon Blackler take the seats previously held by David Thornton and James Bladel.