One day after the first announcement that angrily refused claims made in a resignation letter by former Nominet director Jim Davies, the .uk registry operator put out a second announcement covering in some detail why it believes Davies’ accusations are false and without merit.
The statement provides significant information about the executive compensation package that Davies had complained was providing the CEO with a large sum of money. It also deals with his accusation concerning the chairman’s role on the Renumeration Committee.
It strongly refutes the allegations laid against CEO Lesley Cowley saying they are “totally without merit and robustly denied” and it gives a pass on the allegations about why IT director Jay Daley has left the company, pointing out, not unreasonably, that since Mr Daley hadn’t discussed any of the issues that Nominet wasn’t going to comment.
It does leave the door open to commenting at a later date though – presumably in case Davies try to drip-feed gossip as a way of undermining the CEO and chairman.
My take on this is that I think this is a fair and honest statement and it reinforces my believe that both Bob Gilbert and Lesley Cowley are doing the best they can in difficult circumstances.