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New executives arrive at Arqiva, Acision

Arqiva is mid-way through a £700m, five year investment as part of the UK television industry’s Digital Switch Over project

UK communications infrastructure operator Arqiva this week appointed John Cresswell as CEO, effective January 17. Cresswell had been serving as interim CEO at broadcaster ITV, where he also held the position of chief operating officer.

Cresswell will take the reins as Arqiva is mid-way through a £700m, five year investment as part of the UK television industry’s Digital Switch Over project. The company is also bidding, in the SmartReach partnership with BT and Detica, to provide communications support for the UK government’s national Smart Metering initiative. Cresswell replaces Tom Bennie who is stepping down after 32 years with the organisation.

An executive shake up also took place at mobile data firm Acision on Tuesday, with the announcement of Ericsson veteran Jorgen Nilsson as chief operating officer. Nilsson until recently held the position of chief of Vodafone’s global customer unit at Ericsson. He will take over Acision’s worldwide sales and operations organisation.


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