Mike Blanche and Alex Bloor elected to the LINX Board at the Internet Exchange’s AGM
For this year’s LINX Board election, members Mike Blanche and Steve Wright, had both retired by rotation. While Blanche had indicated his intention to seek re-election, former LINX Chair, Wright, was unable to stand again having completed the maximum of three terms in office.
This meant that there was guaranteed to be at least one new face on the LINX Board. Following voting at the AGM, Mike Blanche and Alex Bloor garnered the most support from the membership and are hereby elected to serve three-year terms.
Alex Bloor has considerable industry experience going back to the year 2000. He is General Manager of Andrews & Arnold Ltd, a small/niche Internet Service Provider providing broadband to home and business customers as well as VoIP services, ethernet, mobile data and SIP2SIM products. They also offer the FireBrick range of hardware network appliances.
Re-elected to the LINX Board is Mike Blanche, who also has extensive industry experience going back 25 years. Most recently this has been at Google, where in 2009 he joined to build a team of interconnection experts for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He now leads Google’s overall strategic relationships with telecoms operators in this region, as well as advise on public policy issues, telecoms infrastructure, and IP interconnection. He is Chair of the LINX Remuneration Committee and a member of the LINX Governance Committee.