Arqiva appoints new CEO

Simon Beresford-Wylie joins Arqiva from Samsung Electronics

Today we have announced the appointment of our new CEO, Simon Beresford-Wylie. Simon is a global executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the information technology and telecoms sector. He joins Arqiva on 1 August 2015. 

“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.”

Simon joins Arqiva from 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, Simon was CEO of UK-based Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL) – also known as At800 – which is responsible for mitigating interferences that arise as a consequence of the co-existence of DTT television and 4G mobile. He has also held positions as the CEO of Elster Group, a German-based supplier of advanced metering and gas infrastructure solutions, and Nokia Corporation, where he worked for 11 years and was the founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks.

New Arqiva CEO

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

John Cresswell announced this month that he was stepping down as Arqiva’s CEO after four and half successful years. Under his leadership Arqiva has significantly grown its profits, has a forward order book at an all-time high of £6.4bn and will this year deliver record revenues.