Nominet CEO Awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Nominet logoNominet, the .UK registry, announced their CEO was awarded an OBE for services to the internet and e-commerce in the 2011 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

The honours list recognises outstanding achievement and service across the whole of the United Kingdom and is published twice a year, at new year and in mid-June on the date of the Queen’s birthday.

Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE, Chair of Nominet, expressed her support of Cowley’s award, saying “Lesley has worked with vision and commitment to ensure that the UK has one of the largest and most successful Internet infrastructures in the world. But she has also gone well beyond the call of duty to ensure that the UK is actively influencing international policy to make sure the Internet is a safe and trusted place. All involved with Nominet congratulate her on this deserved award.”

Cowley was equally pleased saying the award marked a “wonderful start” to 2011.

“2010 was a major year for us in many ways and this is a wonderful start to 2011. I was surprised and delighted to receive this great honour. This award is recognition of the hard work and commitment of all of the Nominet staff, and everyone involved with Nominet, to make using the internet a trusted and positive experience for all.”

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