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New Addition to the London Internet Exchange Board of Directors

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) are welcoming a new face to their Board of Directors following a reshuffle at their recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in London on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May.

Being a mutual company, the global Internet Exchange Point (IXP) is controlled by its members and appoint a Board of Directors to oversee the operations of the organisation.

LINX had advertised earlier this year that two places on the Board would be up for election. One being due to Mike Blanche reaching his term limit after nine years of committed service. The other in Alex Bloor whose three-year term was coming to an end.

The governance team at LINX received a good number of nominations from industry representatives and are pleased to announce that Alex Bloor was re-elected for another three-year term.

Alex has had a lifelong interest in the telecommunications industry and as General Manager of Andrews & Arnold Ltd (AS20712) a niche Internet Service Provider he brings a wealth of experience and voice to the LINX Board.

Alex commented;

“Sincere thanks to all who voted for me. I feel fortunate and grateful to be re-elected. For the next three years, I will carry on doing what I have been doing; offering thoughtful and cautious input into the LINX Board discussions and decisions.”

The second candidate, who was elected by vote of the LINX members is Cara Mascini, she will join as a Non-Executive Director.

Cara is no stranger to LINX having worked in the industry for over 25 years. She spent 10 years as an executive at AMS-IX and most recently at her own micro data centre company EdgeInfra and leading the EMEA Open Connect team at Netflix.

Cara commented on her appointment;

 

“It is an honour for me to be able to serve on the LINX Board. I will bring my broad industry experience to the Board, ensuring relevance and resilience at a time where the role of IXPs in the Internet infrastructure ecosystem is changing.”

 

Learn more about the governance roots of LINX here; https://www.linx.net/governance/

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