TalkTalk boosts fibre pledge with new exec role

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Supporting its commitment to the full fibre connectivity, TalkTalk Group has appointed Ruth Kennedy to the newly created role of group fibre development director.

The role was created as part of TalkTalk Group’s ongoing commitment to enable more businesses and communities "to make the leap to full fibre connectivity".

Kennedy, who has been with the business since 2011, will take responsibility for supplier collaboration as the group works to develop "new full-fibre solutions" it said will include its "alternative network fibre strategy".

TalkTalk said Kennedy will lead a growing team and collaborate with additional functions across the group on the development of such solutions, ensuring that feedback from suppliers and customers is consistently taken on board.

Commenting on her appointment, Ruth said: “It’s a truly exciting time to be stepping into this new role at TalkTalk. Access to fast, secure and reliable connectivity has never been more important, which is why speeding up the roll-out of fibre for everyone is so crucial. With the help of expert partners and suppliers, TalkTalk is improving the reach of high-speed connectivity solutions, helping to power businesses and communities alike.”

With more than 20 years of telecoms industry experience Kennedy previously held the title of group business development director at TalkTalk, building strategic supplier and business partnerships and supporting new business opportunities. Prior to this, she worked her way through the ranks helping to develop the TalkTalk Business team and building an in-depth understanding of the organisation’s strategic aims.

Outside the group, Ruth is vice-chair of Green Corridor, a specialist education charity that supports young adults with special educational needs and those not in education, employment or training (NEET).