▸ Foundation Council

Personnalisée – 1.png Bill Woodcock - Chairman
Bill is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international non-governmental organization that builds and supports critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. Since entering the Internet industry in 1985, Bill has helped establish more than three hundred Internet exchange points. In 1989, Bill developed the anycast routing technique that now protects the domain name system. Bill serves on the board of directors of the M3AA Foundation, and was on the board of the American Registry for Internet Numbers for fifteen years. Now, Bill’s work focuses principally on the security and economic stability of critical Internet infrastructure.
martin.jpg Martin Leuthold - Treasurer
After studying at ETH Zurich, Martin Leuthold worked in a number of security functions in Switzerland and abroad, including CISO of a multinational industrial conglomerate. He has been in charge of SWITCH’s Security and Network division since February 2016 where he is also responsible for the Computer Emergency Response Team SWITCH-CERT. Martin Leuthold is a member of the Quad9 foundation council in Switzerland.
mary.jpg Mary O’Brien
Mary O’Brien began her career as a semiconductor engineer at GEC Plessey. In 1994 she moved to Motorola, where she developed GSM, GPRS, and UMTS ASICs and software. In 2007 she joined IBM, doing product development in their security division. She was promoted to Vice President of Research and Development in 2014, and General Manager of IBM Security in 2018. She runs the global organization of more than eight thousand people from its Cork offices, in her native Ireland.
florian.jpg Florian Schütz
Florian Schütz is the director of the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) which is a federal office with the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). He is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS). He heads the interdepartmental committees on improving the coordination of activities in the area of cyber-risks, specifically the Cyber Core Group and the NCS Steering Committee.
Photo of Frédérick Douzet showing a smiling white woman wearing glasses Frédérick Douzet
Frédérick Douzet is Professor of Geopolitics at the French Institute of Geopolitics (University ofParis 8) and director of the Center Geopolitics of the Datasphere (GEODE).
She was the chairwoman of the Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy from 2013 to 2018. Her current research deals with the geopolitics of cyberspace, as cyberspace has become the object of power rivalries between stakeholders, a scene of confrontation, and a highly powerful tool in geopolitical conflicts. Frédérick Douzet's work aims at replacing cyber conflicts within their geopolitical context and training young researchers to take into account the cyber dimension of the geopolitical conflicts and regions they study. She manages a multidisciplinary team of graduate students at the University of Paris 8 and the Castex Chair of Cyberstrategy and covers a wide range of topics.
She studied political science at the Institute of Political Studies of Grenoble and Oxford Brookes University. She earned a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley in 1993 then joined the graduate school of geopolitics at the University of Paris 8 where she did her PhD under the supervision of Béatrice Giblin. She has been a member of the editorial board of the review Hérodote since 1994.