OneWeb, the global communications network powered from space, has announced the appointment of Nadia Hoosen as Chief Legal Officer and Group Company Secretary. A dual qualified Solicitor and Chartered Secretary, Hoosen has two decades of legal and UK listed/regulatory expertise.
Hoosen has spent most of her legal career in-house within regulated consumer facing, technology, media, and telecommunications sectors for FTSE 250 companies, where she built a track record of transforming legal functions using technology and worked closely with listed and regulatory Boards. She has worked within telecommunications for over 10 years.
Until June 2021, Hoosen was Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary at AA plc and, before this role, was the Group’s General Counsel. Most recently, Hoosen led the legal and regulatory aspects of the public to private sale of AA plc to Warburg Pincus and TowerBrook. Prior to AA, she was Group Legal Director and Deputy Company Secretary at TalkTalk Telecom Group plc for more than eight years and Head of Legal at Carphone Warehouse Group plc.
At OneWeb, Hoosen will serve as a member of the Executive Committee and attend all Board and Committee meetings. She is responsible for leading all legal and regulatory aspects of the business and corporate transactions including M&A, legal, regulatory, privacy compliance, risk & compliance, executive remuneration and corporate governance/company secretarial.
Neil Masterson, Chief Executive Officer at OneWeb, said: “It is really exciting to welcome someone with Nadia’s legal and regulatory leadership to OneWeb. Nadia will be an excellent role model and bring a broad range of sector knowledge and hands-on commercial experience as we continue to innovate and grow rapidly.”
Hoosen added: “I am delighted to join OneWeb, as the business continues to build significant momentum ahead of its commercial services launch later in the year. I’m looking forward to working with the whole OneWeb team as we continue to ensure OneWeb’s legal systems and regulatory processes remain at the highest standard.”