Former Chairman of TLDH Fred Krueger said:
"Peter has unparalleled experience, universal respect, a history of success, and is well known to customers and our investors. We are excited about the potential for the development of the Company under his leadership."
Mr Dengate Thrush has been actively involved in international policy development and governance of the Internet since 1995 and is a regular media commentator on Internet issues. Peter is a past Chairman of InternetNZ and past Chairman of the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association. A barrister and registered patent attorney specialising in intellectual property matters, Peter is Vice Chairman of the New Zealand Electricity Rulings Panel and a member of the New Zealand Copyright Tribunal.
Following these Board changes the composition of the Board of the Company is as follows:
- Peter Dengate Thrush, Executive Chairman
- Antony Van Couvering, Chief Executive Officer
- Fred Krueger, Chief Strategy Officer and Deputy Chairman
- Guy Elliott, Chief Investment Officer
- David de Jongh Weill, Chief Financial Officer
- Clark Landry, Non-executive Director
- Michael Mendelson, Non-executive Director
Current Directorships: Former Directorship / Partnership: BrainFuel Limited Worldwide Alliance of ccTLDs Limited Bluejeans and Moonbeams Limited (formerly Observatory Crest Digital Limited Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and NumbersThe Company has today awarded options over 15,000,000 Ordinary Shares to Peter Dengate Thrush at an exercise price of 8p per Ordinary share (total 15,000,000 Ordinary shares under option following this grant). The options granted above will vest over three years from the date of grant at the rate of 1,250,000 per quarter provided that Peter Dengate Thrush remains an employee of the Company and will expire unless exercised on or before 15 July 2014. There are no further details in relation to the above appointment which require disclosure under paragraph (g) (iii) to (viii) of Schedule 2 to the AIM Rules.