Nominet, the public benefit company that runs and protects the .UK internet infrastructure, has appointed Oliver Tweedie as its new chief technology officer.

Tweedie will be responsible for developing and implementing Nominet’s technology strategy for its registry and cyber services. 

Tweedie was executive director for technology and interim CIO for the Bank of England, responsible for all aspects of technology and programme delivery. 

Prior to the Bank of England, he was a technology director at Sky where he built national-scale internet service provider and analytics systems. He was responsible for the development of Sky Broadband during its growth phase, including the engineering behind a more family-friendly internet experience.

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“Nominet’s technology is the bedrock of the service it provides, and it is crucial it remains reliable, resilient, and set up for the future,” said Tweedie.

“This is an incredible opportunity within an important part of the country’s internet infrastructure. I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Paul Fletcher, Nominet CEO, added: “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Oliver to Nominet. He’s been part of the UK internet ecosystem since his early career with Freeserve. 

“His role is vital in shaping and executing our technology strategy, ensuring that we’re in the best position to evolve and grow, to deliver for all our stakeholders.”

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