Non-executive board member, IPO

Nora Nanayakkara

Nora Nanayakkara



Nora is an Independent Member of the Intellectual Property Office Steering Board.

Nora began her career at Sedo; an online search engine for domain names, where she worked internationally to develop cutting edge online search products and online advertising solutions.

She has since developed her career in the provision of digital services in the domain name and technology spaces and provides business development consultancy services to SMEs.

Nora has gained valuable registry and data management experience through her work with Nominet and ICANN. At ICANN, the international body that coordinates the domain name system, she contributes to the development of global Internet policy through her role in several expert working-groups.

At Nominet, the public interest digital registry that provides domain names to British businesses, she serves as a Non Executive Director. In this role, she is also a member of Nominet’s Audit, Nominations and Remuneration committees. In addition, she is Trustee of the Nominet Trust; a fund that invests in social enterprises and projects that seek to use technology to address social issues.

Non-executive board member, IPO

The role of our Steering Board is to advise Ministers, through our Director General, on our strategies and performance (including targets) as set out in our Corporate Plan. It also provides guidance from a commercial standpoint on our operation and development across a range of issues.

During the last 12 months, the Steering Board has provided advice and guidance on a wide range of topics, such as our Corporate Plan, Agency Targets, Intellectual Property Policy, Accounts and Risk Management.

The Steering Board meets six times a year.