Nigel Hickson is an expert on Technology Policy Development. He is ICANN's current Vice President for Europe. He was appointed by the ICANN Board in January, 2012. Nigel has held different technology related positions for the governments of Bermuda and United Kingdom for more than 30 years.
In 1982, Nigel worked for the United Kingdom's Department of Trade and Industry. He was assigned to a department responsible for high technology goods exports control. He was then appointed to lead a team working on commercial information security and information technology standards following changes in financial services regulation. He helped develop e-business-related legislation, particularly the E-commerce Act and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (RIP) Act.He also initiated the introduction of an accredited certification system and the review standard for BS 7799 (Information Security Management Standard). In 2000, he joined the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as head of the E-Business Group. In 2001, he joined the government of Bermuda as an adviser of e-Commerce. He evaluated the regulations affecting the islands e-business and promoted its growth.  
In 2004, he returned to United Kingdom at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as Head of the Global ICT Policy and Regulatory Issues. He represented the UK at Internet discussions of the G8 and worked on the ITU Plenipotentiary and the EU Communications and Spectrum Framework. Before joining the international internet governing body, Nigel's position was transferred to Department of Culture, Media and Sports.
Nigel holds a Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of London.
Other Activities and Interests
Nigel is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and active in the scouts movement of the United Kingdom. He loves walking and cycling.