Roberto Gaetano, Chairman (Europe)Term: 2016 – 2019
Advisory Council Liaison
Roberto Gaetano, now retired from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) where he served 13 years as international civil servant, brings to the Public Interest Registry Board extensive experience in internet governance from his work with a broad range of organizations. As Internet Policy Advisor at ETSI, he actively participated in internet policymaking, including the process that created ICANN and its supporting organizations. He also served six years on the ICANN Board, with three as Liaison of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).
Lise Fuhr, Vice Chair (Europe) Term: 2016 – 2019
Finance and Audit Committee
Compensation Committee, Chair
Lise Fuhr is ETNO’s Director General. Prior to that, she was Chief Operating Officer of DK Hostmaster and DIFO, the company managing the .dk domain name. In the period between September 2014 and December 2015 she also chaired the Cross Community Working Group for the IANA Stewardship Transition, building on her strong network within the internet community. She has recently been appointed to the Internet Society Public Interest Registry Board of Directors for a three year term starting in July 2016.
Lise has 10+ years of experience in the telecoms industry. She started her career at the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (1996-2000) where she wrote and implemented regulation for the telecommunication markets. After that, she worked for the telecoms operator Telia Networks (2000-2009), where she led various teams dealing with issues as diverse as interconnection agreements, mobile services and industry cooperation.
Lise is a Danish national.
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken , Secretary (N. America) Term: 2016 – 2019
Nomination Committee, Chair
Advisory Council Liaison
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has worked on international development and civil society issues for over 25 years, both in practice as well as in academia. She has been the Co-Director of the Transnational NGO Initiative (TNGO Initiative) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University since 2003, and in 2015 became its Director. She focuses on the governance, leadership and effectiveness of INGOs, and directs the TNGO Leadership Institute and its related customized leadership development work with INGOs such as ActionAid, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Population Council. Tosca also directs the work on leading and managing INGO organizational change processes, and has undertaken applied assignments with Oxfam International, Save the Children, CARE International and Amnesty International on this topic to help them learn from their change processes. Tosca advises Heifer International on strategy planning and works on organizational and program evaluation. She is a member of Charity Navigator’s Advisory Panel and a board member of InterAction, the national platform of US INGOs. She also serves on the board of Public Interest Registry that works on the nexus of the Internet and civil society. As a former international development practitioner with sixteen years of practitioner experience, Tosca worked at the European Center for Development Policy Management in the Netherlands, served during the UNTAC peacekeeping operation in Cambodia, and worked at the World Bank on social development, public participation and civil society issues.
Jeffrey Bedser, Treasurer (N. America) Term: 2017-2020
Finance and Audit Committee, Chair
Jeffrey Bedser is an entrepreneur with extensive private and public sector experience. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of iThreat Cyber Group Inc. and has spent decades building technology, services and solutions to combat Internet abuse and crime. Mr. Bedser spent his early career in Fortune 100 global security functions. Mr. Bedser is a member of the Security and Stability Advisory Council for ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Security Journal.
Narelle Clark, Member (Asia Pacific) Term: 2018 – 2020
Finance and Audit Committee
Narelle Clark is Deputy CEO at the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) the peak body for consumer advocacy in the Australian telecommunications and internet marketplaces. Responsible for their research and grants program, Narelle ensures it produces high quality outcomes that support consumer education and a fair go for consumers in the communications marketplace. With over twenty years of experience and qualifications in Applied Physics, Engineering and Management, Narelle has deep expertise in internet and telecommunications technology and policy from both the strategic and hands-on perspectives and sits on a range of in-depth technology policy boards and working groups as a consumer representative. Narelle is a former head of CSIRO’s Networking Technologies Laboratory, of Networks R&D at SingTel Optus, and a former trustee of the global Internet Society which she represented in the IANA transition co-ordination group. Narelle is also a sitting member of auDA’s Policy Review Panel, reviewing all the policies that govern .au.
Suzanne Woolf, Member (N. America) Term: 2018 – 2021
Finance and Audit Committee
Suzanne Woolf has been involved in internet architecture and operations for most of her career, primarily as a technologist working on network infrastructure. She has worked in internet routing and services, with a specialty in DNS protocol and operations.
Jay Daley, Member (Asia Pacific) Term: 2018 – 2021
Jay has had a thirty-year career as a technologist, the majority of it as a senior leader, in a variety of organisations across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. His first roles were in software development and network management progressing to CTO and CEO. He now runs a boutique internet technology and strategy consultancy firm, with a special focus on an open internet and all things data.
Jay moved into the domain name industry in 2002 as CTO of the .uk registry for six years, where he gained a reputation for his inclusive and innovative approach. He then moved to New Zealand, where he still lives with his family, to take up the role of CEO of the .nz registry, which he held for nine years. His tenure at .nz was notable for high growth levels, world-leading research and innovation particularly in the area of data analytics, and the successful introduction of new products and services outside of the domain name industry.
When he first used the internet in 1986, Jay was immediately hooked and now describes himself as an internet fundamentalist – committed to protecting the open internet and the principles that make it what it is today. He volunteers as an active member of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, and is increasingly involved in using open data for enhancing transparency and tackling corruption.
Jay is an advocate for strong corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, a culture of audit and review, and supporting the executive as they deliver a clear and forward-looking strategy.
Kathryn C. Brown, ISOC CEO Liaison (N. America)
Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2014. She is a veteran of internet policy development and corporate responsibility initiatives that have aided in the internet’s global expansion. Her career spans the public and private sector, including serving in the United States National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as well as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the Clinton Administration. Ms. Brown has also headed up policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for telecom provider Verizon as well working on legal and regulatory communications policy for law firms and consultancies. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College. Ms. Brown has served on the advisory boards of the Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the mPowering Development Advisory Board of the ITU, and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.
Past Public Interest Registry Board Directors
|First Name||Last Name||Term(s)|
|Lynn||St.Amour||2002-2013 (ISOC Liaison)|
|Amadeu||Abril i Abril||2003-2005|
|Barbara||Fraser||2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2011|
|Glenn||Ricart||2004-2006, 2007-2010, 2010-2011|