UK broadcasting and communications infrastructure and services provider Arqiva has named Simon Beresford-Wylie as its new CEO, replacing John Cresswell.
Beresford-Wylie, who will join Arqiva on August 1, was previously employed by Samsung Electronics, where he was based in Seoul, Korea as a special advisor, guiding a review of the strategy and operations of the company’s network business. Prior to joining Samsung, he was CEO of UK-based Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL) – known as At800 – the outfit responsible for mitigating interference problems that arise as a consequence of the co-existence of DTT television and 4G mobile in the 800MHz band.
Cresswell announced this month that he was stepping down as Arqiva’s CEO after four and half years.
“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. 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,” said Mike Parton, chairman of Arqiva.
“Becoming CEO of Arqiva is the culmination of years spent working across a diverse range of sectors including telecoms, broadcast, engineering and smart metering,” said Beresford-Wylie. “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.”