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INEX Board of Directors

INEX assumes the Board member has obtained necessary authorisation from their employer to participate fully in the Board. The Board member’s participation is as an individual and not as a representative of their employer (as per the MOU and Articles of Association).

All INEX Board members are company directors of INEX under Irish company law.

Current Board Directors:


Directors Declarations

Annemette Broch – Chairperson

My name is Annemette Broch, and I am the Risk and Compliance Manager for Westnet, AS39093. I have a MSc(Econ)/ MBA in Finance and International Business, and I spent much of my career working for GE Information Services/GXS in the USA and the UK. During the last four years in the UK I served as a director in four GXS UK entities.

I am unaware of any actual or perceived conflicts of interest on my part.

Ed Diggin

I am an Owner/Director of Real Broadband Limited. We have business relationships with other operators who are also members of INEX

Shane Hartigan

I am the Chief Executive Officer, director and significant shareholder of the following companies. 1. Ajisko Ltd trading as Integrated Media Solutions; 2. Integrated Media Solutions UK Ltd; 3. On-VoIP Providers; 4. Interpoint Technologies Ltd; 5. xPresnet Ltd; All of these companies are engaged in the provision of managed technology services to the Hospitality and Education sector. These companies purchase and provide limited wholesale VoIP and broadband services to third party internet service providers. They procure from several wholesale layer2 and layer3 providers in Ireland & UK, some of which are also suppliers to and members of INEX. We are also Zoom Resellers.

Michele Neylon

I am Managing Director and co-founder of Blacknight (AS39122). We have been members of INEX since 2006. I have been heavily involved in Internet policy and governance both in Ireland and internationally for the past 15 odd years. I previously served as Chair of The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (https://i2coalition.com/ ) , as well as Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group (https://rrsg.org/ ) within ICANN where I represented the interest of registrars globally. I also represented registrars for two terms on ICANN’s GNSO Council. I currently sit on the Registrar Advisory Board for the .ie ccTLD, the Stakeholder Council for .us, as well as being Chair of the Registrar Advisory Board to .eu and Director of MyHost.ie

Blacknight is part of the Avalon Internet Holdings Ltd (https://avalon.holdings/ ) group of which I am a 50% shareholder. I am currently a director of three Irish companies Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd, Whois Privacy Ltd and Avalon Internet Holdings Ltd.

Blacknight is a supplier and/or customer of INEX, a number of INEX members, suppliers and contractors. These relationships are on standard commercial terms.

Brian Nisbet – Vice-Chairperson

I am an employee of HEAnet CLG, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network. HEAnet, which is an INEX member, provides internet connectivity and associated ICT shared services across all levels of the Irish education system. I represent HEAnet on the .ie Policy Advisory Committee. I am also vice chair of the board and a registered director of Hotline.ie, the Irish national centre for combatting illegal content online.

Tom Strickx

I am Edge Network Technical Lead at Cloudflare, which has been a member of INEX since 2015. I am an active participant in the networking community, primarily in the technical domain, but also on policy.

You may have seen me speak previously at an INEX member meeting, or at RIPE.

Disclosure: Cloudflare provides services to multiple INEX members.

Jerry Sweeney

I am founder and Managing Director of CloudCIX Limited, a member of INEX. CloudCIX is a regional/edge data centre based in Cork, Ireland. Disclosure: CloudCIX Limited sells and purchases, services and products, to and from many INEX Members.

Nigel Young

I am a self employed solicitor consulting to a UK and an Irish law firm. My practice includes telecoms regulation and practice.
I hold one other directorship comprising a non-remunerated position on the board of a private water scheme.


CEO Declaration

Eileen Gallagher

I am CEO of INEX and a director of European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) in Netherlands Kvk number 34158563.