Nominet EGM Result

22nd March 2021

Nominet announces that four directors have been removed from their board seats as a result of a vote at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting.

Mark Wood, Eleanor Bradley, Ben Hill and Jane Tozer have left the board with immediate effect. Russell Haworth has stood down from his board seat and will also be leaving the company. Eleanor Bradley and Ben Hill remain in their executive posts.

Rob Binns is now Acting Chair.

Further announcements will be made in due course.

The board acknowledges that members have made a clear statement with today’s vote and will be working on a strategic change in direction.

Rob Binns, Acting Chair, said: “We are very grateful for each of these directors’ valuable service as board members. In the board’s view, Nominet has benefited from their work. I am particularly grateful to Mark Wood who has led the board so capably for the last 4 years. Mark has been an outstanding board chair, leading our deliberations and acting as a vital sounding board for Nominet’s leadership. In the short term, we will focus on stability and continuity of service, while engaging our members and agreeing a future path.”

Mark Wood, outgoing Chair, said: “Nominet is a great organisation and it has been an honour and a pleasure to be chair for the past four years and work with such talented people. In that time Nominet has become a stronger and more dynamic organisation which is now well positioned to flourish in the future.”