Arqiva appoints chief executive

Arqiva appoints chief executive

Infrastructure group Arqiva has appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as chief executive at the company, following the departure of John Cresswell earlier this month.

A former Samsung executive, Beresford-Wylie has been based in Seoul, Korea, for the last year, was also the founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks.

“Becoming CEO of Arqiva is the culmination of years spent working across a diverse range of sectors including telecoms, broadcast, engineering and smart metering,” he said.

“Arqiva is a truly unique company in the breadth and diversity of its offerings. I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to help shape and guide its future development and to work in partnership with some of the UK’s leading companies which, of course, Arqiva also happens to count as valued customers.”

Arqiva’s transmissions business includes transmission towers and the company struck a deal with O2 and Vodafone for the accelerated roll-out of their 4G networks in August last year.

“Simon brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will help to develop Arqiva’s strategy and his background fits perfectly with our lines of business,” said Mike Parton, Arqiva chairman.

“During my initial time at Arqiva it’s become clear that the business has a lot of opportunity and we’re on the cusp of some exciting developments. I’m looking forward to working with Simon to deliver these.”

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