Satcoms Innovation Group appoints Helen Weedon as managing director

Helen weedeon has joined the Satcoms Innovation Group as managing director, succeeding 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. Through her own PR agency (established in 2007) she has built up extensive knowledge and experience within the satellite industry.

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. In an evolving satellite ecosystem, SIG provides members with an opportunity to discuss a wide range of subjects affecting the industry with other satcom professionals. The collaborative style of networking ensures that the satcom industry develops innovative solutions to remain at the forefront of connectivity.

As part of its updated membership fee structure, SIG has introduced both start-up and academic membership tiers to promote the group’s accessibility for new businesses and academic projects. Start-ups may join SIG for an annual fee of £500. The Academic membership tier is free to those who qualify.

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