Vodafone to Chair FOSI Board

January 29, 2015

LONDON & WASHINGTON, DC– The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced today that Lisa Felton, Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards at Vodafone, will become the next chair of the FOSI Board of Directors.

FOSI, as an international non-profit organization that works to promote industry best practice, enlightened public policy and Good Digital Parenting, is enthusiastic about the collaborative opportunities that Vodafone’s chairmanship will bring. With the benefits of a strong history in corporate social responsibility, as well as being a pioneer in the parenting space, Vodafone contributes a very welcome perspective to the mission of FOSI.

“I am delighted to welcome Lisa as FOSI’s chair,” said Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI. “Not only does she bring an impressive track record in this space, but, as a company, Vodafone has provided considerable leadership and innovation in the field of online safety.”

Lisa Felton said, "I am honored to support FOSI as Chair of its Board of Directors. FOSI has an increasingly important role to play supporting families and driving best practice in online safety in an ever more connected world. Vodafone, through its Digital Parenting programme, will continue to provide tools, support and information to help families safely navigate their online world.”

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications for 438 million mobile customers and 11 million fixed broadband customers. Vodafone’s Digital Family programme supports families with tools such as the Vodafone Guardian App and a Digital Parenting website. Vodafone is also a member of ENABLE, the first pan-European collaboration between companies and public agencies to tackle bullying.

About FOSI

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. FOSI's membership includes 30 of the leading Internet and telecommunications companies around the world.

For more information, please contact:

Emily Mulder
Family Online Safety Institute
Communications Coordinator
(+44) 0788 90 94192