Management Team

Ed Macnair – Chairman and CEO

Ed Macnair is Chairman and CEO and brings 30 years of sales and business development expertise in the technology and IT security to CensorNet. He has a proven entrepreneurial track record of successfully developing technology companies and leads the company’s sales, marketing and product strategy.

Ed joined CensorNet to accelerate the company’s product development efforts and aggressively grow the web security revenues through its global channel partners. He was previously founder and CEO of SaaSID, a UK based single-sign on and application security vendor, which was acquired by Intermedia Inc. in September 2013. Before Intermedia and SaaSID Macnair was CEO of Marshal, a global web and email security company which merged with US web security provider 8e6 Technologies to form M86 Security. Macnair has also held senior management positions with MessageLabs, Symantec, IBM and Xerox.


Tim Lloyd - Technical Director

Tim Lloyd has over 15 years of practical and commercial experience in the IT sector, with a particular focus on Internet-related technologies and IP-based networks. In 2001 he founded a company focusing on Linux consultancy and bespoke development which is where the idea of CensorNet was first conceived.

Tim co-founded Planet Edge Ltd, a specialist Internet solutions provider, in 1998 where he led a team of developers working on innovative Internet -related systems until it was acquired by NASDAQ- listed Internet investment firm CI4NET.COM. Prior to CensorNet he was director at GlobalFreeway, Australia’s first national free Internet Service Provider, based in Sydney.


Dan Searle - Development Director

Dan Searle is a veteran Linux developer with over 15 years of experience in turning technical architecture concepts into successful software. Dan was the original developer of CensorNet™.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Manchester University and his skills range from embedded systems to kernel hacking and in-depth knowledge of IP network protocols. He is an advocate of open source and regularly contributes bug fixes and code snippets to a variety of projects.


Michael Tait - Head of Customer Services

Mick Tait has worked in the Internet industry since 1995, starting his career in technical support with a national ISP, before moving on to development and system administration. Mick has 20 years experience with Linux system administration as well as Unix and Windows operating systems.

Mick has over 10 years of Java programming experience and has worked on projects including an award winning e-commerce product, one of the first e-procurement solutions, a secure payment gateway for the Bank of Ireland and various smaller bespoke developments. He has previously worked on projects for PC World, National Air Traffic Services, Dickies Workwear and The Bank of Ireland to name but a few. .


Lisa Davis – Finance Director

Lisa is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience of working with software companies and on software projects. She started her career at Coopers & Lybrand where she had responsibility for a number of clients in the Software and Technology Industry.

Most recently Lisa was finance director at SaaSID, a single-sign on and application security vendor, until it was acquired by Intermedia. Prior to SaaSID she has held a number of senior finance roles with companies whose turnover ranged from £1m to in excess of £100m including Pitney Bowes Ltd, Autoglass Ltd, Belron International Ltd and Audatex (UK) Ltd.