“It is to Michelle’s credit that she really understood the role that LINX plays generally, and how having LINX in their buildings plays such an important role in establishing the Telehouse Docklands campus into one of the most connected places on the planet. We are grateful for her faithful support, and think it appropriate to recognise her in this way.” – John Souter.
2014 – Grahame Davies
Grahame Davies served on the Board of LINX from February 1999 to May 2014 and was Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2014. Grahame successfully steered the organisation through something of a crisis in 2000, when a proposal was made to de-mutualise LINX. His leadership during that time had a huge part to play in the ensuing reaffirmation of the mutual status of LINX, and our subsequent development as the world’s largest membership-based Internet exchange. After this testing initial time, Grahame went on to be our longest serving Chairman, being re-elected by the Board each year. In 2013 he initiated a wide-ranging governance review, which we are in the process of carrying through at the time of writing. Grahame’s individual contributions are many and various, and included being the face of the Board to the membership. Grahame supported the CEO and the staff in countless ways, suggesting many wide-ranging improvements in policy and practice, and always being there as a source of consultation and good advice. Outside of LINX, in his role of Chairman, Grahame was also an excellent ambassador for the organisation and represented us in many public fora. With great humour, a resolute belief in the ethos of LINX, and a personal style that endeared him to the wider LINX community, Grahame has given splendid service over the years.