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Internet Infrastructure firm Nominet appoints new CEO

Internet Infrastructure firm Nominet has appointed Paul Fletcher as its new CEO to shape and deliver its strategy. 

Fletcher (pictured), who is currently the CEO at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, will join the Nominet board when he takes up his position as CEO in February next year.

“I’m exceptionally proud to join another purpose-driven organisation, respected for its work running a reliable and responsible UK registry and contributing to a more secure online world,” said Fletcher.

During his tenure at BCS, he led a programme promoting digital apprenticeships that helped restore the organisation to profitability after a regulatory change had a major impact on revenues.  

Before joining BCS, Fletcher was managing director of Educational Technology at RM Education, an educational technology business, where he held several operational management and strategic consultancy roles.

‘We were looking for a CEO who would put purpose at the heart of Nominet; someone to oversee a significant increase in public benefits spending and build strong relationships with members,” added Nominetc, Andrew Green. “And of course, someone with the operational experience to run part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure smoothly and deliver a world-class service for members and customers. Paul has the breadth of experience to take the organisation forward into its next phase.”

Nominet claims it has been running the UK’s internet infrastructure, developing expertise in DNS that underpins the threat monitoring, detection, prevention and analytics used by governments to mitigate cyber threats.