UK-based Truespeed has announced the appointment of James Lowther as CEO, with immediate effect, succeeding former CEO Evan Wienburg.
Lowther brings over 16 years’ experience in the telecoms sector, most recently as Group Chief Commercial Officer at mobile company Lebara, and previously as Chief Marketing Officer at Gigaclear. Prior to this, he spent four years in Sweden at the quad-play service provider Com Hem (now Tele2 Group) where he held the role of Director of Business to Consumer and led the consumer division through a very successful period of growth. Before that, Lowther spent six years at Virgin Media in various senior roles.
Clarke Osborne, Truespeed Chairman, said: “I would like to thank our outgoing CEO Evan Wienburg for his energy and passion since the firm’s inception – and for building Truespeed into the thriving, award-winning, community-oriented business it is today. James is taking over the CEO reins at a pivotal time. We are embarking on our next major growth phase to bring ultrafast, ultra-reliable, full fibre broadband connectivity to hundreds of thousands of families and businesses in the South West. James’s dynamism, leadership track record and breadth of experience will be invaluable as we move forward.”
Lowther added: “I am delighted to join Truespeed as we ramp up the next phase of our mission to roll out ultrafast, ultra-reliable broadband that will level up the South West. Truespeed has a great team in place and we will push hard on the throttle to accelerate our network build.”