The 25 most influential women in UK IT


3. Lesley Cowley, CEO, Nominet

Lesley has been Managing Director/Chief Executive of Nominet since 2002. She is responsible for leading Nominet and for the development and implementation of strategy. In 2007, she won the CBI First Women Award for Technology.  

In 2006, she was a top five finalist in Britain’s Best Boss awards and received a special commendation. Lesley is an elected Council Member of the Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, The Institute of Credit Management and The Chartered Management Institute. Lesley is a Trustee of the Nominet Trust and the Jenner Hall charity.   She has an MBA, with distinction.

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