Russell Haworth, tech entrepreneur and CEO of Nominet has been appointed as the new Chair of Digital Leaders. Russell steps into the new role on 16th October and follows Jacqueline de Rojas CBE.
Nominet has been at the forefront of innovation for 20 years through its internet registry solutions, cyber security services and dynamic spectrum management. Driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online, Nominet is a profit with a purpose company supporting initiatives that contribute to a vibrant digital future.
Jacqueline de Rojas said “I have very much enjoyed Chairing the Digital Leaders Advisory Board and I look forward to continuing to support the programme going forward. I heartily welcome Russell Haworth as our new Chair and know that he will benefit from Robin Knowles’ inspiring help and support, as I have. Russell’s experience and senior international leadership roles in the sector will bring valuable insights to us as we scale up Digital Leaders exciting activities in 2019”
Thanking Jacqueline de Rojas Russell Haworth said “This organisation performs an important function, galvanising those committed to the positive role technology must play. Against a backdrop of great political uncertainty, it’s more important than ever for digital leaders to work together, debate the big issues and have a voice. My personal thanks to Jacqueline – a hard act to follow – for her continuing support.”
Digital Leaders CEO, Robin Knowles added “Russell has transformed Nominet in the time he has been leading it, setting strategy and a course that links to the wider transformation of UK business, Cyber Security and UK Skills and Inclusion. His profit with purpose vision aligns with many in the Digital Leaders Community. I know that our community of 85,000 will join me wholeheartedly in welcoming his appointment.”
Digital Leaders welcomes new Chair Russell Haworth.