Governance

LINX is:

Since 1995 LINX has been a company limited by guarantee. The legal basis of the company is laid out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association and its contract with its Members in the Memorandum of Understanding.

LINX’s Members have ultimate control of the company. They are its customers – Internet service providers, content providers and others who use its services.

Members express that control by voting on LINX’s policies and electing its controlling directors. This is carried out formally at General Meetings – AGMs and EGMs.

LINX’s Board consists of appointed and elected directors. The majority of these are six elected directors, two of whom are elected by LINX’s members each year in May, following LINX’s AGM.

LINX’s constitution is the Memorandum and Articles of Association and its contract with Members is the Memorandum of Understanding. These can only be varied by a vote of members at a General Meeting. Find out more about these and other governance documents.

Any significant proposal to change how LINX operates needs to be voted on by LINX’s Members. However, LINX’s practice is to consult on any such changes at least three months before bringing the proposal to the Members for their approval. Find out about LINX’s consultation process.