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Vorboss bolsters leadership talent with key hires

September 6, 2023

Vorboss, London’s business fibre network, has announced the appointment of Richard Price as Chief Security Officer, and James Fredrickson as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.

Price is a leading technology and security expert, having worked in the sector for over 20 years in technical and commercial roles, with a transformation focus. He is responsible for the company’s corporate, physical and cyber security. He joins Vorboss from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he educated governments and public sector organisations across EMEA on cloud security, and unblocked projects impeded by security or digital sovereignty concerns. Prior to AWS, Price was a director at Deloitte’s London-based cyber security consultancy, where he helped businesses recover from major security incidents and transformed their approach to cyber security.

Fredrickson is one of the UK’s leading figures in addressing the challenges of accelerating full fibre rollout, driving customer take-up and scaling revenue. He offers exceptional experience in understanding and navigating the industry, having represented three of the UK’s largest and most-established businesses in the sector.

Previously, Fredrickson was Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Hyperoptic and oversaw the company’s campaign against mid-contract price rises. This led to Ofcom and the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) reviewing industry practices and altering marketing rules to make such price rise clauses transparent to customers. Prior to this, Fredrickson worked at Gigaclear, where he spent four years leading its engagement with Ofcom and Government. This role followed five years at Vodafone within the regulatory division.

Price said: “From the first time I met the Vorboss leadership team I thought the product was compelling and the vision of how to build a new style of quality, and customer-obsessed telco business was exciting. Protecting our people, customers and company is already a top priority at Vorboss, and I want us to be recognised as an organisation where security is endemic and embedded, differentiating the way we work together, but also delivering real value to our customers. The sense of pride and belonging which pervades the whole organisation, from leadership right through to the teams in the field, makes Vorboss a great place to walk into in the morning.”

Fredrickson said: “I am delighted to be joining Vorboss, a company that plays a critical role in driving London’s economic growth. Whilst the current industry landscape has focused on maximising the rollout of gigabit capable connectivity, the Vorboss network is delivering 10-100Gbps services to London’s businesses. These next generation speeds will be critical to companies looking to utilise innovations in computer processing. The Vorboss commitment to building its own software solutions, training and investing in its own direct labour force, and focus on resilience and security, is also industry leading. I’m excited to get started!”

Tim Creswick, Vorboss founder and CEO, added: “At Vorboss we continue to strive for excellence, be that in the product we build or who joins our team. At our core is a mission to put quality and customers first, and as we get bigger this never will never change. Both James and Richard’s expertise in the regulation and security industries will be pivotal in continuing our pace of growth. We’re delighted to have them both on board.”

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