Mark Gracey, Regulatory Manager for THUS Ltd, has been named the new Chair of ISPA Council following a vote at the Internet Services Providers’ Association’s (ISPA’s) AGM. 

Mark has worked in the Internet industry since 1995 and represents THUS on the IWF Funding Council and is a member of Nominet's .uk Policy Stakeholder Committee. As Chair of ISPA Council Mark will represent the association to the outside world and lead on the development of the ISPA's policies.

Mark replaces Jessica Hendrie-Liaño, EMEA Legal Counsel at Bloomberg LP, who had been Chair of ISPA for 10 years.

New Chair of ISPA Council Mark Gracey said, "I look forward to working with the ISPA Council and our 200 plus members on issues facing the industry including the upcoming Communications Bill and on-going work around online copyright infringement.

I would also like to thank my predecessor Jessica for all her hard-work over the years and wish her all the best for the future.”

The full list of ISPA Council members can be found here -


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