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InternetNZ thanks Executive Director

Media Release - 3 July 2009 - InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) advises that Executive Director Keith Davidson will be changing roles soon and thanks him for his sterling work to-date.

Keith’s contract as Executive Director will expire at the 2009 AGM. He has agreed to continue working for InternetNZ in a part time contractors role with a focus on technical and international representation.

Keith has been Executive Director of InternetNZ for four years and was President for the preceding four years. His first involvement in the organisation in an official capacity was when he stood for the organisation’s Council in 1998, becoming Treasurer.

InternetNZ President Peter Macaulay says Keith’s contribution has been immense. “He has brought to the organisation a wide knowledge and understanding of technical, public policy and Internet governance issues applicable both nationally and internationally.”

“During his tenure Keith has raised the profile and professionalism of InternetNZ, contributing significantly to a local and global reputation for the organisation as a leader in the Internet governance community.”

“We are grateful that Keith will continue to be involved with the organisation and continue to address Internet governance issues at the global level.”

During the time that Keith Davidson has been Executive Director InternetNZ successfully advocated for the operational separation of Telecom, anti-spam legislation and high speed Internet access, while being a driving force internationally for the openness and independence of the Internet.

“His considered views, commitment and tenacity have made Keith a force for good in a world of political and competitive pressures,” says Macaulay.

For more information contact:

Peter Macaulay
021 488 485

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