UKNOF Programme Committee

The following individuals are the current members of the UKNOF Programme Committee:

  • Andy Davidson


    Andy Davidson is Director of European Operations at Hurricane Electric, a Director at the LONAP Internet Exchange, and the current chair of the IXLeeds Internet Exchange. Andy is interested in Core Routing and Switching operations, IPv6, and Peering. He has had responsibility for the design and operational success of many enterprise and service provider networks for around twelve years.

  • Chris Russell

    Chris is currently the Systems and DataCentres manager for a regional ISP and Services Provider, Knowledge IT in the North East of England.

    Since graduating with a BSc In Computing from the University of Sunderland, Chris has worked in Internet enabled companies for over 14 years, specialising in Linux and Cisco ISP and Network solutions with an emphasis on the regional and SME marketplace. In his first role Chris configured an international Cisco WAN and orchestrated regional and international office re-locations which led to a fascination of all things IP and how technology could be used to facilitate business objectives within finite budgets.

    Chris loosely describes himself as a Sunderland AFC supporter, when time permits.

  • Debbie Casey

  • Denesh Bhabuta


  • Bijal Sanghani

  • Fearghas McKay

  • Ian Meikle

  • Ivan Beveridge

  • Keith Mitchell Chair


  • Mike Hughes

    With over 10 years of industry experience, Mike has become involved in activities within the community as a regular participant at industry fora (such as NANOG and RIPE meetings), and is a co-chair of the RIPE European Internet Exchange Working Group, as well as being a member of the UKNOF programme committee.

    Mike holds a BSc in Transport Management from Aston University, Birmingham (where he first got his hands on IP and didn't look back).

  • Neil McRae

    Since graduating in Software Engineering I have been employed by various ISP and Telecommunication companies in the UK and I have also carried out some contracting work for some US based Internet Service Providers.I worked at COLT Telecom Group PLC for 10 years in a number of roles including Director of Network Architecture responsible for Network Engineering and Product Development for COLT's services. I have also been an elected Non-Executive director of the London Internet Exchange Ltd for the past 5 years. I am currently also studying at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Nat Morris


  • Nigel Titley Co-Chair

  • Ray Bellis

  • Rob Evans

    Rob Evans is a Principal Network Engineer with the JANET NOSC at ULCC in London. He is part of the team responsible for the operation, management and development of JANET, the network linking the academic institutions in the UK to each other and the internet.

    Prior roles have involved the management of TEN-155, which connected the research and education networks of Europe to each other and the wider world. Before that he was involved with management of campus networks, email, and UNIX systems since SunOS 3 and AIX 2.

  • Steve Karmeinsky

    I am currently a consultant (NetTek Ltd) specialising in Internet and telecoms strategy. I was in full-time employment with THUS until March 2005 (from March 1995) as Head of Product Futures with overall responsibility for evaluating and providing technical insight into future technologies (both in the Internet and voice/data areas) and how they could be utilised in the development of new products and services. I also owned THUS's product roadmap.

    Prior to joining THUS, I held the position of Internet Consultant at Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Ltd (BT Cellnet/O2). I hold a BSc in Microelectronics and Information Processing, and am a member of the IEE, BCS, IEEE (US), and a Fellow of the Royal Institution.


  • Will Hargrave

    The Programme Committee's remit is to solicit interesting speakers and presentations, and to ensure the smooth operation of UKNOF meetings.