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Office Bearers
Joint-Chair Lynne Orrock
Joint-Chair Edwin Thompson
Treasurer William Stucke
Management Committee Marc Furman
Management Committee Rob Hunter
Management Committee Jenny King
Management Committee Joe Botha
Management Committee Ant Brooks (ex officio)
Management Committee Elaine Zinn (ex officio)

Working Group Chairs
Antispam WG Rob Hunter
Code of Conduct WG Lynne Orrock
Events WG Elaine Zinn
Fair Competition WG Marc Furman
Finance WG William Stucke
JINX WG Rob Hunter
Lobbying WG William Stucke
Membership WG Jenny King
Operators Liaison WG Edwin Thompson
Partnerships WG Alan Levin
Public Relations WG Joe Botha
Regulatory Submissions WG Lynne Orrock
Teachers Training WG Jenny King and Fiona Wallace

General Manager Ant Brooks
Logistics Elaine Zinn
Finance Jacqui Deale
Communications Bretton Vine

Regulatory and Public Relations
Regulatory Advisor Dominic Cull
Regulatory Advisor Michael Silber
Public Relations Ivan Booth

Lynne Orrock

Lynne Orrock
lynne (at)

Previous Management Committee experience

  • 2004-2005: Co-opted member of Mancom
  • 2006-2007: Elected member of Mancom
  • 2007-2008: Joint-Chairperson, ISPA

Lynne Orrock is the General Manager Legal of MTN Network Solutions, previously Citec.

She practised as an attorney before being persuaded by the founder of Citec, Jason Berry, to leave the legal profession.

Lynne has been in the telecommunications industry for over 10 years. She has very broad general management skills, having managed all areas of the business at some time or another.

Edwin Thompson

Edwin Thompson
edwin (at)

Previous Management Committee experience

  • 1999-2000: Co-opted member of Mancom
  • 2000-2003: Joint-Chairperson, ISPA
  • 2003-2007: Treasurer, ISPA
  • 2007-2008: Joint-Chairperson, ISPA

Abbreviated CV

Edwin is Legal, Regulatory and Operations Executive, Verizon Business South Africa.

Edwin has a NHDT (Electronic Engineering) with:

  • 5 Years in the data communications manufacturing industry with STC specialising in analogue modem communications, digital leased line and fibre optic systems.
  • 14 Years with the DataTec Group working in the wide area networking environment. This included managed modem platforms, X.25 systems, Frame Relay systems, SNA communications and ultimately IP communications.

Edwin was involved in UUNET (SA) from inception and today heads up Operations and the legal side of the business. He represents Verizon Business on ISPA South Africa and serves on the management committee.

Marc Furman

Marc Furman
marc (at)

Previous Management Committee experience

  • 2001-2004: Co-opted member of Mancom
  • 2004-2008: Elected member of Mancom

Abbreviated CV

Marc Furman is Legal Manager at Internet Solutions. He has occupied this position since 2003, prior to which he was Legal Advisor to IS since April 1999. With a BA LLB LLM from Wits University and UNISA, Marc is an admitted attorney and is responsible for legal matters at IS, including the drafting of standard contracts, the negotiation of corporate agreements, labour law, and related matters.

Marc also focuses on regulatory and competition-related issues, ranging from input in the various legislative processes underway in the e-Commerce and telecommunications arena to the handling of IS' regulatory and competition-related requirements with Telkom, ICASA, the Competition Authorities and other parties.

Marc represents IS on the Executive Committee of the Communication Users Association of South Africa (CUASA) and on the ISPA Regulatory Submissions Working Group subcommittee, and chairs ISPA's Fair Competition Working Group.

Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter
rob (at)

Previous ISPA Management Committee experience

  • 2004-2005: Elected member of Mancom
  • 2005-2006: Co-opted member of Mancom
  • 2006-2008: Elected member of Mancom

In the mid 1990's Rob lectured various computer subjects at a college before embarking on a career-broadening move into hardware and peripheral support. In 1998 he joined UUNET, starting out in customer support and advancing to key roles in network operations and finally focusing on the design of UUNET SA's core network infrastructure and security architecture.

In 2005 he joined SensePost as a senior security analyst before accepting a role in MTN Network Solutions as security lead and network engineer.

Rob now works at Neotel in the IP Planning department, where, amongst other things, he has responsibility for peering and international transit. Rob has been a vocal supporter of ISPA for some time and is a valued member of the management committee.

William Stucke

William Stucke
william (at)

Previous Management Committee experience

  • 2000-2001: Co-opted member of Mancom
  • 2001-2002: Elected member of Mancom
  • 2002-2003: Treasurer, ISPA
  • 2003-2004: Co-opted member of Mancom
  • 2004-2007: Elected member of Mancom
  • 2007-2008: Treasurer, ISPA

Abbreviated CV

William Stucke, B.Sc. Hons. (Eng), MDP, GCC, was born in Kimberley, South Africa, and was educated in RSA, Malaysia and the UK. He worked in London in the telecommunications industry before returning to South Africa in 1984, when he joined the Anglo American / De Beers Group.

He commissioned a new Gold Plant and automated a number of underground mines and surface works, before joining the Diamond Research Laboratory. After managing a number of projects at DRL, he became Deputy Programme Manager of what was at the time De Beers' largest and most technically challenging initiative. In 1996, he left De Beers to form his own ISP, ZAnet.

A founder member of ISOC-ZA, William acted as Chairman for three years. William is currently a member of the Management Committee of ISPA (SA) and is interim Chairman of AfrISPA, an organisation that he helped to form. He is an active participant in all three organisations. He also helped to form Namespace ZA and continues to provide support to that organisation.

He has written a number of papers on the Internet industry, deregulation and legislation, and has played an active role in the E-commerce Debate and Telecommunications Symposium processes, which lead to the ECT Act (2002) and Telecommunications Amendment Act (2001), respectively. William has given presentations at a number of local and international conferences.

William's leisure interests include vegetating in front of a computer screen, roughing it in the Kouga Mountains and spending time with his two lovely daughters. He is married to Chune, a teacher who runs her own school.

Jenny King

Jenny King
jenny (at)

Previous Management Committee experience

  • 2007-2009: Elected member of Mancom

Jenny King joined WCSN (later becoming e-Schools' Network) as Technical Assistant to the Technical Director. As changes within the organisation happened she became Technical Director 3 months after joining the organisation. In 2001 she became the Director of the organisation which is the position she still holds. Jenny is the event co-coordinator for the biennial ICTS in Educational conference which is supported by the Western Cape Education Department.

Jenny King has been involved in the computer industry for the last 20 years, first as a programmer and then as a corporate trainer. Her desire for learning led her to join Western Cape Schools' Network, which later became e-Schools' Network in 1997 to explore Internet and email. This passion has grown and lead to a desire to improve the situation for schools in South Africa through the implementation of educational ICTs and its effective use.

Joe Botha

Joe Botha
joe (at)

Previous Management Committee experience

  • 2008-2009: Elected member of Mancom

Joe Botha (32) has a wide range of experience in the ICT industry. He works for two ISPA members:

  • Frogfoot Networks (Pty) Ltd. (Internet Service Provider),
  • Amobia Communications (Pty) Ltd. (Wireless Infrastructure Provider),

Joe Botha studied Industrial Engineering and Computer Science at Stellenbosch University. He worked as developer and senior systems engineer for and

He is the joint-chair of the Wireless Access Providers' Association (, chair of the ISPA PR working group and serves on the committee of the Western Cape Linux User Group (

He has helped initiate projects such as The GeekDinner ( and the Open Spectrum Alliance (


Alan Levin

Alan Levin
alan (at)

Abbreviated CV

Alan Levin is an expert at helping organizations exploit opportunities made possible by technology. He helps leaders understand the real potential and risk behind technological changes, and helps them adapt their organisations appropriately. This includes launching new ventures, re-inventing business models, opening new channels, entering new markets, retooling business processes, repositioning brands, communicating in new ways, and in some cases doing each of these things in the negative when called for: shutting down ventures, closing channels, exiting from markets, or shelving a brand.

Alan currently serves on a number of governing bodies including Chairman of the Internet Society South African Chapter and the .za Domain Name Authority Treasurer. He has served in a governing capacity on numerous boards, the most notable being the founding treasurer of the - US based - Public Interest Registry and founder of the Bandwidth Barn (an ICT co-operative).

He participates in ICANN and operates AfriDNS, providing information about African country code domain names. Levin was elected IT Person of the Year by the Computer Society, Western Cape in 2001-3.

Alan is widely experienced in the appropriate use and management of Open Source Software and applications and an advocate of open systems. He has a BSc in Computer Science and Industrial Psychology, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.

Ivan Booth

Ivan Booth
ivan (at)

Abbreviated CV

Ivan Booth holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Cape Town. Ivan has spent 11 years in the public relations industry. He has worked for Vodacom Group and public relations consultants Madi Sussens Herdbouys (now Beachhead Media & Investor Relations). Ivan is currently managing director of Reliable Sources PR, a media relations consultancy he started in 2005.

Ant Brooks

Ant Brooks
ant (at)
Co-founder Future Foundation / ISPA regulatory chairperson

Ant Brooks is one of the founding members of the Future Foundation, a South African-based organisation specialising in Internet and communications policy and the administration and support of non-profit organisations and associations.

Mr Brooks has travelled extensively to developing countries to advise regulators and policy makers on Internet and communications policy matters, as well as participating in numerous international conferences as a guest speaker.

Mr Brooks holds a BSc (Eng) from the University of the Witwatersrand and has been involved with ISPA since the Association was founded in 1996.

Elaine Zinn

Elaine Zinn: Secretariat
elaine (at)

Elaine Zinn has been involved with the South African IT industry since 1990, when she was employed by the South African VANS Association as PR and Administrative Officer. Since then, she has co-ordinated the activities of several divisions of the ITA, as well as the South African Cellular Service Providers' Association (SACSPA) and the Electronic Commerce Association of South Africa (ECASA).

She is currently employed by the Future Foundation, a South African-based organisation specialising in the administration and support of non-profit organisations and associations. The Future Foundation team has experience in logistics, financial administration, regulatory lobbying, event management and strategic planning.

Elaine's extensive experience in managing South African IT Associations and events is a valuable asset to the management team.


Jacqui Deale: Accounts
accounts (at)

Jacqui is currently employed by the Future Foundation, a South African-based organisation specialising in the administration and support of non-profit organisations and associations. The Future Foundation team has experience in logistics, financial administration, regulatory lobbying, event management and strategic planning.

Bretton Vine

Bretton Vine: Communications
bretton (at)

Bretton Vine has been involved with the IT/Internet industry since 1996 and has a technical background with skills ranging from system administration, to web development, research and writing, complaints processing and information management.

Bretton is currently employed by the Future Foundation, a South African-based organisation specialising in the administration and support of non-profit organisations and associations. The Future Foundation team has experience in logistics, financial administration, regulatory lobbying, event management and strategic planning.

He co-wrote a handbook on Internet Policy for the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), along with an AfrISPA guidebook for ISPAs. He also operates the mailing list.

Dominic Cull

Dominic Cull: ISPA Regulatory Advisor
dominic (at)

dominic holds a master's degree in ICT law from UCT and specialises in electronic communications regulation. After proving unsuited - due to a stubborn streak of pragmatism - to the formalities of life as an attorney, dominic founded ellipsis regulatory solutions ( as a consultancy seeking to assist those navigating the murky waters of communications law.

dominic's brief is to shape policy and regulation towards the interests of ISPA's members and to ensure effective communication between ICASA and members.


iWeek 2009

iWeek 2009 conference and exhibition,
Bryanston, Johannesburg,
2-4 September 2009.

Please contact ISPA for sponsorship and exhibition queries:
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