Directors Declarations

I have over thirty years experience of being a chairman and non-executive director of a diverse range of organisations in terms of their ownership, activity and size. I have no other directorships or shareholdings which create a conflict with my being LINX’s first non-member chairman.

I am a director and controlling shareholder of NetConnex Ltd and NetConnex Broadband Ltd (a LINX member; AS21396); a charity trustee/director of Nominet Charitable Foundation (Nominet Trust), a registered charity set up as the corporate foundation of Nominet UK, a LINX member; a director of NCF Services Oy, a company registered in Finland; director and shareholder of Get Webster (Pty) Ltd, a company registered in South Africa, as well as director of its subsidiaries Gridhost (Pty) Ltd and Gridhost Services (Pty) Ltd; director of LINX Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of LINX.

I am employed by Facebook UK Limited, in the Strategic Network, Acquisition and Planning team. Facebook are supportive of my role on the LINX council.

I am Technical Director and major shareholder of Exa Networks Ltd, and I serve on the Board of IXLeeds. I am also Secretary for Lopez Neary Limited, a translation and interpretation business.

I am employed by Google UK Ltd, in their Telecoms Strategic Relationships team. Google is supportive of my position on the LINX Council, but to maintain separation of roles, I take unpaid leave from Google to fulfil my LINX Council obligations.

I am a non-executive director of LINX member Elite Limited (AS29611), a director of LINX member 4D Data Centres (AS31463), and provide my services to Cogendo, a leading employee performance management platform.

I am CEO and majority shareholder of LINX member Simwood eSMS Limited (AS42353) and Director of Simwood Group PLC. Simwood is a wholesale voice and mobile operator. Simwood is also a supplier of services to LINX but this relationship predates my election. Former LINX Chairman Grahame Davies is also a Director of both Simwood companies.

I have no other shareholdings or Directorships which could create a conflict.

Just for completeness, I would like to declare that I am a Director of LINX, but have no shareholdings in LINX members or related companies.