The Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) has appointed Helen Weedon as Managing Director. The appointment marks significant restructuring of the innovation forum. Weedon succeeds Martin Coleman who will commence as a member of the group’s advisory board.
Weedon has played a pivotal role within the group since 2011, in which time she has developed and implemented membership and public relations strategies.
Andreas Voigt of Eutelsat, Guido Baraglia of Kratos Communications and Mark Steel of Inmarsat will deliver technical expertise by resuming their roles as directors of the group. Alongside Martin Coleman, the SIG advisory board includes representatives from ArabSat, GOVSAT, Intelsat and SES. As part of the restructuring, the organisation has been relocated to mainland UK from the Isle of Man.
SIG will continue to promote innovation within the satellite communication industry with the aim of improving operational efficiency and reducing impact.
Weedon commented: “In recent years, SIG has played a pivotal role in driving innovation within the industry. As part of its restructure, the group will look to continue providing valuable opportunities for members. I am looking forward to building on the existing success of the forum; our goal is to become an invaluable resource for the satellite industry as an incubator of innovation.”
Coleman added: “Ensuring that SIG remains a leading industry group is hugely important, and this restructuring is allowing the group to enhance its offerings and deliver a flexible and dynamic platform to its members. Appointing Helen has been an obvious choice – her experience within business paired with her dynamic approach to the industry will see her leading the group to success. Her knowledge partnered with the technical expertise of the directors and advisory board will see SIG thrive in the years to come. The group is embarking on its most dynamic change since 2011; it’s an exciting time for the directors and board members, with 2020 promising to be a successful year.”