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Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president

Mon, 04 Aug 2014

Jamie Baddeley has been elected president of InternetNZ.

The non-profit, which adminsters the .nz domain and advocates for an open and uncapturable internet recently held a by-election to replace Frank March who is standing down after five years in the role.

The by-election was held in conjunction with the annual election of councillors, which saw Sarah Lee and Hayden Glass elected as new council members, and returned Rochelle Furneaux and David Moskovitz for a further term.

InternetNZ chief executive Jordan Carter says he is looking forward to working with Mr Baddeley as the organisation continues the great work already under way from Mr March's time in the role.

The president of InternetNZ leads the 12-member electedcouncil in maintaining the effective governance of the organisation. InternetNZ is a helping hand, a guide and a voice for the Internet and its users in New Zealand with a vision of a better world through a better Internet.

Jamie Baddeley says he is excited to keep that work going.

“The staff at InternetNZ has been doing amazing work with New Zealand’s Internet community. That will make my role very easy and I look forward to over-seeing more of the same.”

Jamie Baddeley is a telecommunications and Internet industry veteran, having started in the sector in the very early 90's. He has been actively involved in InternetNZ since 2006, and for the past five years has been vice-president . His background also includes time as president of the ISP Association of NZ, and as a trustee of the New Zealand Network Operators Group, and with companies that have built and run national telecommunications backbones, Internet peering exchanges and broadband solutions for rural and provincial communities. His day job is CTO of NZX-listed Team Talk.

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Jamie Baddeley elected new InternetNZ president