BSkyB announces new director

Andy Sukawaty, the executive chairman of Inmarsat plc, has agreed to join the Board of BSkyB as an independent non-executive director from 1 June 2013. Current Board member Lord Wilson of Dinton will step down once Sukawaty’s appointment takes effect.

In addition to his role with Inmarsat, Sukawaty is also the non-executive chairman of Ziggo, the Dutch cable company, and has held a number of senior management positions in the telecommunications industry, including chief executive and president of Sprint PCS between 1996 and 2000. Sukawaty was chairman of Xyratex until December 2011.

Nicholas Ferguson, chairman of BSkyB, said: “Andy Sukawaty is a highly experienced and capable executive who will bring strong telecommunications industry expertise to Sky and will add further breadth and depth to the skills of the Board. We look forward to welcoming Andy to Sky.”

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