InternetNZ poll elects Davidson as chair

InternetNZ (formerly the Internet Society - ISOCNZ) has completed its straw poll to elect new officers following its annual general meeting, held last week.

InternetNZ (formerly the Internet Society - ISOCNZ) has completed its straw poll to elect new officers following its annual general meeting, held last week.

Keith Davidson has been elected chair and Steven Heath, treasurer. No vote was taken for the position of secretary as only David Farrar put his name forward.

Councillors officially get to vote for chair, treasurer and secretary at their first meeting, to be held today, but the AGM voted for a change in the election procedure that will see InternetNZ members choose the officers in future elections. The council has agreed to take onboard the decision made by members at this year’s election, even though it is not officially bound by the vote.

Both Heath and Davidson have been active members of InternetNZ for some time - Heath is convenor of the working group that has set the procedure in place for new entrants to the second level domain (2LD) space.

Davidson has been treasurer of InternetNZ since being elected to council in 1998. He hopes to boost the representation of the ISP in InternetNZ, an area he says is “grossly under-represented on council”.

“Greater involvement from those who work at the ‘coal-face’ in providing Internet access would be ... an advantage to [InternetNZ]”.

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