CentralNic strengthen the board with experienced domain ex Nominet board member

Source: http://www.directorstalk.com/centralnic-strengthen-the-board-with-experienced-domain-ex-nominet-board-member/


CentralNic (AIM: CNIC), the internet platform business which derives revenues from the worldwide distribution of internet domain names, today announced the appointment of Glenn Hayward as Chief Financial Officer of the Company; Mr Hayward will be taking up his position upon completion of working a notice period at his current employer and a further announcement will be made once he commences employment at the Company.

Glenn brings to CentralNic over 20 years’ experience across a variety of sectors with particular experience working withtechnology companies and in the domain name industry. During his time as Divisional Finance Director at Northgate IS plc, Glenn worked with colleagues to create and deliver a successful growth strategy, including a number of corporate acquisitions. Most recently Glenn worked as Executive Director, Business Development and Finance, for Nominet, the organisation which manages the .uk internet domain, where he was the Responsible Officer for financial matters working alongside the Board and Audit Committee. In his role at Nominet, Glenn led and developed the finance and business analysis teams, and was a member of Nominet’s Board. Glenn also fulfilled a business development role with responsibility for Nominet’s gTLD program. Nominet has a turnover of £26 million with 130 employees.

Glenn started his career at Morris & Co Chartered Accountants where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998. He went on to hold positions at Arthur Andersen, Psion Computers PLC and EasyJet plc, where he was Group Business Analysis Manager, leading Director and Senior Manager Finance Forums for the FTSE listed European airline group. He was winner of "FD of the Future" at the UK’s FD Excellence Awards in 2011 and holds the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction.

Ben Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, CentralNic plc commented: "The Board is delighted to appoint Glenn in this role. He is a very dynamic, talented and highly regarded Executive in the domain industry and his appointment comes at an exciting time for the Company. We are confident that his knowledge and experience, particularly with domain names through his successes at Nominet, will be invaluable as the Company seeks to expand and build upon its recent admission to AIM in September 2013. The internet is about to undergo the most significant changes since its inception, with the introduction of new top level domains. CentralNic is well positioned to capitalise on this opportunity, and we have a fantastic team to execute our strategy."