Press release

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors

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The Internet Society today announced the re-appointment of Lise Fuhr and
the new appointments of Keith Davidson and Gregory Kapfer to the Public
Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors. These board members will
take their seats beginning in May 2019 and will serve three-year terms.

Keith Davidson has held senior management and board positions in the
not-for -profit and commercial sectors. Mr. Davidson’s expertise crosses
a variety of disciplines including newspaper, radio and more recently
focused on the Internet. He has held various roles including Executive
Director and member of the Governing Council of InternetNZ, which
manages the .nz top level domain. He served on the Internet Society
Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2015.

Gregory Kapfer brings over 25 years of financial, operational, and
management experience from both for-profit and not-for-profit technology
companies to his PIR Board role. He was most recently Chief Financial
Officer of the Internet Society from 2007-2016.

Outgoing board members are Roberto Gaetano and Tosca Bruno-van
Vijfeijken. Gaetano has served on the PIR Board since 2013 and Bruno-van
Vijfeijken has served since 2016.

Effective May 2019, the Public Interest Registry Board Members will

  • Lise Fuhr, Director General of the European Telecommunications Network
    Operators Association
  • Gregory Kapfer, independent consultant and Certified SCORE Mentor
  • Keith Davidson, retired non-profit organization executive and board
  • Jeffrey Bedser, CEO of iThreat Cyber Group
  • Suzanne Woolf, Internet Technology Consultant
  • Narelle Clark, consultant at Pavonis Consulting
  • Jay Daley, Managing Director, techobscura Ltd
  • Andrew Sullivan, serves as liaison to the PIR Board in his capacity as
    President and CEO of the Internet Society

PIR is led by Jonathon Nevett, President and CEO.

About Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit organization that operates the
.org top-level domain — the world’s third largest “generic” top-level
domain with more than 10.3 million domain names registered worldwide –
and the .ngo and .ong domains and OnGood community website. Public
Interest Registry also operates four Internationalized Domain Names to
support and encourage local language use of the Internet. As an advocate
for collaboration, safety and security on the internet, Public Interest
Registry’s mission is to educate and enable the global noncommercial
community to use the internet more effectively, and to take a leadership
position among internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating
to the domain naming system. Based in Reston, Virginia, USA, Public
Interest Registry was founded by the Internet Society (
in 2002.

About the Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society is a non-profit
organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and
use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and
members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups
to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and
advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet
Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF).