Com Laude announces today that Glenn Hayward has joined the Group’s Board as an Executive Director. This follows on from the Group’s reorganisation in May 2017 when it welcomed investment from Vespa Capital.
Glenn is an experienced Tech Executive with specific expertise in the Domain Name Industry. Glenn was previously Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of AIM-listed CentralNic Group plc, where he was instrumental in supporting the Group’s international expansion and acquisition programme. Prior to this role, he was Executive Director, Business Development and Finance and main board member at Nominet – the registry operator for .uk. This included a leadership role in executing Nominet’s participation in Round 1 of the new generic top-level domains programme, where he worked in partnership with Valideus.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Physics from the University of Birmingham and a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in the United Kingdom. In 2011 he was also awarded the Finance Director of the Future award at the UK’s FD Excellence Awards (endorsed by the Confederation of British Industry and the Institute of Chartered Accountants).
Commenting on his appointment Glenn said “I am delighted to be joining Com Laude which is widely recognised in the industry as the quality leader in Corporate Domain Name Management. It is a pleasure to be joining a team with deep domain expertise and a passion for outstanding client service. Combining the team’s skills and outstanding achievements from Round 1 of the new TLD programme together with Vespa Capital’s guidance and financial resources, I believe the Group is very well placed to take the next step in its impressive development”
Managing Director Nick Wood said, “We look forward to working with Glenn. His understanding of the drivers of the domain industry coupled with his expertise in strategy, leadership and corporate governance will be very useful as we expand into new markets and services”.