InternetNZ announces election results and awards fellowships

InternetNZ has announced the results of its council elections and the appointment of two new InternetNZ Fellows.

Election results were announced at InternetNZ’s Annual General Meeting last night. There were six nominations for three vacancies on Council. Results have been independently scrutinised by a Justice of the Peace and are as follows:

Brenda Wallace has been elected as a Councillor and will serve a three year term. Hamish MacEwan has been re-elected to his Councillor position and will serve a three year term. Michael Foley was re-elected to his Councillor position and will serve a one year term.

This year’s election also saw Frank March and Jamie Baddeley re-elected unopposed to their President and Vice-President positions. Both will serve a three year term.

InternetNZ President Frank March says an excellent group of people were nominated this year, and congratulates the successful candidates.

The Annual General Meeting also saw two new InternetNZ Fellows appointed – Dean Pemberton and Donna Hiser.

InternetNZ Fellowships recognise members of the Internet industry who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the Internet in New Zealand or the Society.

March extends his congratulations to Pemberton and Hiser, noting the strong Internet-related track record of both.

“Dean has worked on the front-line of Internet-related technical policy for much of his career and is widely regarded as possessing an unmatched level of excellence in the internetworking field.

“He has held a number of senior network engineering positions and, for many years, has been deeply involved with important technical groups including the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force, the New Zealand Network Operators Group and the Wellington Loop.”

“Donna has been highly involved with InternetNZ for the past 12 years, in both management and governance roles,” says March.

“A driving force for many years within the organisation’s subsidiary company NZRS, she played a pivotal role in implementing New Zealand’s Shared Registry System and has been a steady hand and a party to bringing stability and sensibility to the overall operation of .nz.”