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CentralNic founder Robert Pooke to retire

The internet domains group also announced Desleigh Jameson, who ran recently acquired Instra Group, will run worldwide retail operations.

Pooke was instrumental in CentralNic’s recent growth, Crawford said.

CentralNic (LON:CNIC) has told investors that executive director Robert Pooke intends to retire with immediate effect.

Pooke is a founder of the CentralNic business and as someone who has been involved in the internet domain business since the late nineties he has been an influential member of the management team, the company highlighted.

He will continue to be involved in the company for the time being as a consultant, it added.

Separately, CentralNic also announced that Desleigh Jameson, formerly chief executive of recently acquired Instra Group, has been appointed head of CentralNic’s worldwide retail operations.

Ben Crawford, CentralNic chief executive, said: "Robert Pooke was instrumental in establishing a culture focussed on innovation and profitability in CentralNic, a culture which has been instrumental in our recent growth to become a leading global player in the domain name industry.

“On behalf of my board colleagues, I would like to thank Robert and to wish him every success for the future."

"I would also like to welcome Desleigh Jameson to the board. Desleigh's management skills and experience, in driving growth in domain name retailing and online brand protection, will be very valuable to delivering CentralNic's growth strategy.”

Jameson, meanwhile, added: "I'm delighted to be working with such an engaged board. 

“With the synergies and advantageous market positions brought about by the acquisition of the Instra Group, it's an exciting time to be a part of CentralNic's growth strategy."

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