Dear Bob & Lesley,
write in response to the allegations and demands in a letter Jim
Davies published on public mailing lists and in the media.
We shall confine the scope of this letter to deal
with the damaging and unwarranted suggestions from Mr Davies that
you are unsuited to your roles, the other allegations are, properly,
a matter to respond to as a company.
We believe that you have both worked tirelessly
to further the development of Nominet and the ".uk"
domain in the interests of our members and all stakeholders since
your appointment and to suggest otherwise is palpable nonsense.
We note Lesley's consistently high performance in
her stewardship of the company where it has gone from strength
to strength in financial performance, technical innovation, customer
service and playing a leading role in the industry internationally.
We note Bob's passion and effectiveness in chairing
the Board in meetings and providing the support required for the
CEO and senior management team between Board meetings. We have
no doubt that his performance as Chairman has been first class
and in the best interests of Nominet, it's members and all stakeholders.
We note the importance to the UK economy of Nominet
and the ".uk" domain name working effectively and the
concern the Department for Business has already shown in the current
governance structures which have brought about the current troubles.
We believe in a strong independent Nominet, free
from vested interests, in the private sector, with a public purpose,
a vision we know you share passionately. We therefore urge you
to reject Mr Davies' call for your resignations and to continue
to work with us in these troubling times to safeguard the future
of Nominet and the ".uk" name space on behalf of our
members and all stakeholders.
We call upon all Nominet members, stakeholders and
government to work in partnership with us to ensure that Nominet
can emerge stronger from the current challenges with it's private
sector, public purpose ethos intact.
Deputy Chairman & Non-Executive Director.