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UKNOF's governance is overseen by a group of representatives from a range of non-profit organisations which play key roles in the UK's Internet infrastructure:


BBC - Brandon Butterworth

Person Brandon.png Chief scientist for the BBC's research and development team and the man who first registered bbc.co.uk, Brandon Butterworth was responsible for the corporation's first faltering steps online and continued to force digital communication on a reluctant analogue colossus until it finally relented. He pioneered streaming radio on the web and was still personally backing up the whole BBC website until 2003.

ISC -Ray Bellis

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Ray Bellis is the Director of DNS Operations at ISC, responsible for their network of Anycast DNS Root Servers ("F root"). Ray has served as co-chair of the Homenet and GeoPriv working groups at IETF, been on the Programme Committee of both UKNOF and DNS-OARC, and also been a Board Member of NICC Standards Ltd.

Athough much of his recent career (including his seven years at Nominet) has been focused on DNS research and standards with seven RFCs to his name, his links to the UK ISP community and network operations go back to 1996 through 2007 when he was head techie at Community Internet based in Oxfordshire.

IXLeeds - Andy Davidson

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Andy Davidson is Chief Technology Officer at Allegro Networks - the world's first fully automated wholesale carrier, the current Chair of the LONAP Internet Exchange Point, and IXLeeds, Yorkshire's Internet Exchange. He is also on the advisory board of NapAfrica and a council member at The European Internet Exchange Association. Andy is interested in Core Routing and Switching operations, IPv6, and Peering. He has had responsibility for the design and operational success of many enterprise and service provider networks for around twelve years.

JANET(UK) - Rob Evans

Person RobEvans.jpg Rob Evans is a Principal Network Engineer with the JANET NOSC at ULCC in London. He is part of the team responsible for the operation, management and development of JANET, the network linking the academic institutions in the UK to each other and the internet.

Prior roles have involved the management of TEN-155, which connected the research and education networks of Europe to each other and the wider world. Before that he was involved with management of campus networks, email, and UNIX systems since SunOS 3 and AIX 2.

LINX - John Souter

Person JohnSouter.jpg John joined LINX as chief executive in March 2001. He has also been a Board member and Treasurer of Euro-IX (the IXP trade association) since inception in 2001.

LONAP - Will Hargrave

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RIPE NCC - Mirjam Kühne

Person MirjamKuehne-RIPENCC.jpg Mirjam Kühne is the Senior Community Builder at the RIPE NCC. She collaborates with various technical, security, peering and academic peers within her extensive professional network to strengthen the Internet community. She also maintains and curates RIPE Labs, a collaborative platform that supports innovative ideas and tools for the Internet.

Prior to her current role with the RIPE NCC, Mirjam worked at the Internet Society as a Senior Program Manager. She was involved in issues related to technology and public policy, bridging the gap between the technical community and a non-technical audience like government representatives.

Mirjam obtained a Masters of Computer Science at the Technical University Berlin, Germany.