An evening with Lesley Cowley (CEO) and Simon McCalla (Director of IT), Nominet

BCS Internet Specialist Group event.

Wednesday 1 June 2011, 7.00pm

BCS London Office, Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

The event is free and for BCS Members only.


Nominet operates at the heart of e-commerce in the UK, running one of the world's largest Internet registries and managing over nine million domain names. With highly respected industry credentials, they are entrusted with the safe, stable and secure management of the .uk Internet name space.

They maintain the register of .uk domain names. They run the technology which locates a computer on the Internet hosting the website or email system you're looking for when you type in a web address or send an email to an address that ends in .uk.

Lesley Cowley OBE - Chief Executive

Lesley Cowley OBE has been Managing Director / Chief Executive of Nominet since 2002. She is responsible for leading Nominet and for the development and implementation of strategy. She leads relationship building and liaison with Nominet members and stakeholders and international representation and leadership in the Internet field.

In 2011, Lesley was awarded an OBE for services to the Internet and e-commerce.
In 2007, she won the CBI First Women Award for Technology. In 2006, she was a top five finalist in Britain’s Best Boss awards and received a special commendation.

Lesley is an elected Council Member and Vice Chair of the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) of ICANN. She is a Fellow of: The British Computer Society, The Institute of Credit Management, The Chartered Management Institute and the Royal Society for Arts. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors, The Inspirational Women Network and is a STEM Ambassador to schools.

Lesley was a founding Trustee of the Nominet Trust charity and served on Board of the Trust until December 2010. She is currently a Trustee of the Jenner Hall charity. She has an MBA, with distinction.

IMPORTANT: You must register for this event to obtain entry, spaces are limited and are on a first come first served basis.