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LONAP Staff

LONAP Staff

    • Tom Bird
    • Tom Bird More » Contractor view profile

      Tom works with a number of organisations including LONAP and the BBC, where he is involved in several technical projects. In addition to this, he is the founder of Portfast Ltd, a small service provider that peers in the UK.

    • Ian Chilton
    • Ian Chilton More » DevOps Engineer view profile

      Ian joined us in 2019 to bring significant experience in operations, system administration and development after a few years managing the systems, services and a large virtualisation platform at a hosting company providing thousands of virtual machines to customers.

      Ian is passionate about technology, performance, security and reliability. He’s constantly striving to understand how things work and a fun day out is a data centre visit. He’s been tasked with improving, maintaining and automating our systems and network.

      When he’s not wrangling servers or code, he can be found sound engineering at local churches/events, playing electric guitar, tinkering with home automation, electronics or amateur radio and watching Formula 1 racing.

    • Kelly Conyard
    • Kelly Conyard More » Administration

      Kelly looks after LONAP’s day to day finances and Membership Administration. She has over 10 years experience in similar roles and has been with the company since 2011. Kelly is the first point of contact for all enquiries.

    • Will Hargrave
    • Will Hargrave More » Technical Director view profile

      Will is our Technical Director. As well as carrying out duties of an executive board member, he brings an extensive familiarity with IX design and operation at a time when ISP interconnection is being recognised as very important for improved performance and end user experience.

    • Richard Irving
    • Richard Irving More » Director view profile

      Richard has over 30 years industry experience in the Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider environment.

      He started his career with British Rail’s Telecommunications division and specialised in various aspects of the BR Packet Switched data network including IBM SNA/HDLC and Radio. More recently he has worked for GTS/Ebone, KPNQwest, Sprint, Cogent, TATA and AboveNet, holding both Operational and Commercial roles.

    • Robert Lister
    • Robert Lister More » Senior Network Engineer view profile

      Rob started as LONAP’s first full-time Senior Network Engineer in January 2012 to support the day-to-day operations and growth of the exchange; he has significant experience in layer 2 peering and IXP networks in particular. Rob deals with most of the day-to-day support queries, new connections and upgrades, and is happy to have a chat on the phone about anything, but particularly if it’s about peering at LONAP.

      Rob has worked in a number of roles including technical support, training and system administration for a variety of companies including Demon Internet, McLaren F1 and LINX.

      When not lurking in a data centre, he can often be found riding or fixing bicycles, and is a volunteer for various organisations in London.