Jay Daley – Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jay has had a thirty-year career as an technologist, the majority of it as a senior leader, and in a variety of organisations across the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.  His first roles were in software development and network management progressing to CTO and CEO.  He now runs a boutique Internet technology and strategy consultancy firm, with a special focus on an open Internet and all things data.

Jay moved into the domain name industry in 2002 as CTO of the .uk registry for six years, where he gained a reputation for his inclusive and innovative approach.  He then moved to New Zealand, where he still lives with his family, to take up the role of CEO of the .nz registry, which he held for nine years.  His tenure at .nz was notable for the high growth levels, world-leading research and innovation particularly in the area of data analytics, and the successful introduction of new products and services outside of the domain name industry.

When he first used the Internet in 1986, Jay was immediately hooked and now describes himself as an Internet fundamentalist – committed to protecting the open Internet and the principles that make it what it is today.  He volunteers as an active member of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee, and is increasingly involved in using open data for enhancing transparency and tackling corruption.

Jay is an advocate for strong corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, a culture of audit and review and supporting the executive as they deliver a clear and forward looking strategy.


Elizabeth Behsudi – Vice President and General Counsel

Liz brings nearly two decades of experience as a commercial litigator and problem solver. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, she represented large, small and medium business, as well as individuals in federal and state courts throughout the country in complex commercial cases involving antitrust, banking, employment, securities, and IP related issues. Liz is a former delegate to the Virginia State Bar for the 19th Judicial Circuit and a devoted advocate for integrity and civility in the legal profession.


Paul Diaz – Vice President, Policy

Paul brings nearly two decades of policy development and analysis experience to the Public Interest Registry policy team. Prior to joining Public Interest Registry he spent over 12 years as Senior Policy Manager for Network Solutions, where he led policy development and compliance initiatives that impacted the company’s corporate objectives as they related to new TLDs, ICANN consensus policies and industry regulations. During his tenure, Paul was also instrumental in acting as the company’s voice of governmental advocacy through presenting various issues to Congress and Executive branch agencies.


Kathy_hi-resKathy King – Vice President, Finance

Kathy leads the Finance, Accounting, Information Technology and Business Intelligence teams and brings more than 20 years of broad-based and progressively responsible experience in financial planning & analysis, budgeting & forecasting and accounting operations in the non-profit sector to Public Interest Registry.  Throughout her career, she was instrumental in creating effective strategies, tools and processes to grow the financial statements, strengthen internal controls, mitigate risk and enhance the overall customer experience.  Prior to joining Public Interest Registry, Kathy held various finance roles at the American Association for Motor Vehicle Administrators and Smithsonian Business Ventures.