Tricia Drakes has played an active role in the promotion of the Internet in London and the global financial services community. She is the current Chair of ISOC England and a Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
In her professional career, she served as Controller and Company Secretary for the Italian International Bank, from 1972 through 1986. In 1981, she founded International Banking Information Systems Limited, and served as Chief Executive and Managing Director until 1996. She currently serves as a Director of University of Surrey Seed Fund Limited. She is the past Chair of the Foreign Bankers Association's Operations Committee.
She serves as a Trustee for YouthNet and TheSite, award winning web-sites providing factual & unbiased information for 15-25 year olds, with 1.4 million unique computer users per month.
Tricia Drakes was selected for the ICANN Board by the Nominating Committee. She started serving the ICANN Board of Directors on June 26th, 2003; that term ended after the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting in 2004.