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Two in, two out for InternetNZ

11 Jul 2013

Four councillors were elected to the InternetNZ Council this week, including the appointment of a new InternetNZ Fellow.

In a two in, two out process, Amber Craig and Richard Wood have been elected as councillors, replacing Michael Foley and Jonny Martin who didn't stand for re-election.

Making up the foursome, Lance Wiggs and Neil James were both re-elected, with each set to serve a three year term on Council.

Announced at InternetNZ’s Annual General Meeting on Monday, following day one of the Nethui event, there were eight nominations for four vacancies on Council, with the results independently scrutinised by a Justice of the Peace.

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 a new InternetNZ Fellow appointed – Don Stokes.

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 says Stokes has been "involved with the internet in New Zealand since it first appeared, making largely unseen and highly technical contributions to its security and stability."

In the early 1990s, Stokes helped set up the network infrastructure for the national universities network and has since been involved in many large scale technical architecture deployments.

He has been associated with InternetNZ since its inception, providing considerable input on policy and technical matters, most notably through his membership of the ‘Hine Commission’, which gave rise the .nz Shared Registry System.

Over the last ten years Stokes has also been active in the technical networking community.

His contributions have always been of a substantial and important nature, including implementing DNS infrastructure for .nz Registry Services for New Zealand’s Top Level Domain operations.

To view the InternetNZ Council click here

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