Expotel appoints new CEO

The directors of Expotel have today announced that Ian Burnley has joined the company as CEO following the departure of David Heslop. Burnley recently spent five years as managing director of a Cable & Wireless division, where he created a new business with a £70m turnover and 500 employees. He was subsequently director of operations for the group’s telecoms business across Europe where he had responsibility for 1,500 employees, mainly covering call centre activities and a pan-European field engineering force. Chartered accountant Burnley spent the early part of his career with UK venture capital group 3i, and has also held senior appointments with listed groups Hepworth and Elementis - where he was closely involved in group strategy activities. “Expotel is a leader in its markets in the UK and I hope to build on that”, said Burnley. “While the business faces a number of challenges in the years ahead, it is well placed, with continuing investment, to continue as one of the strongest operators in the UK. I am looking forward to working with all the employees to achieve continuing success,” he added. Expotel chairman Maurice Segal commented: “We are delighted that Ian is joining Expotel. He brings a huge breadth of experience to the company. The role of CEO is essential to any organisation and finding the right person is of paramount importance; we are confident that Ian is that person. I know he will provide firm guidance for the company and build on Expotel’s growing prosperity.” Previous incumbent David Heslop resigned for personal reasons.

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