Technical Director with deep practical engineering knowledge and extensive experience of providing operational leadership in a variety of cultural environments for international Telecoms companies
Specialist Satellite engineer with broad international transmission and good interpersonal skills
Technical General Management Extensive Africa Experience Capital Projects & Project Sales
Traffic Management & Forecast Commercial Pricing and Proposals Programme Management
Satellite Specialist Subsea & Terrestrial Transmission Carrier Management
Vodafone Africa Demand Management 2010 - Date
Vodacom Group, South Africa
International coordinator and demand management for Vodafone Ghana, Safaricom Kenya and the Vodacom Group of 8 companies namely, Vodacom Mobile, Vodacom Business, Vodacom Mozambique, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Gateway Carrier and Vodacom Business Africa which operated in all sub-Saharan Countries. Non-executive Company Director for Gateway Communications (UK) Ltd. Specialist Satellite engineer with broad international transmission experience and good interpersonal skills
Executive Director Technical & CTO 2009 - 2010
Gateway Communications Africa (UK) Ltd., p/o Vodacom South Africa
Gateway Group was purchased end of 2008 for US$700 million by the Vodacom Group and continued to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Increased satellite capacity to 2.5 GHz (73 transponders), as well as an early adopter of submarine capacity down the East and West Coasts of Africa.
Group CTO 2005 - 2009
Gateway Communications Africa (UK) Ltd.,
Terrestrial and satellite transmission services to Cellular Operators in all Sub Saharan African Countries generated an annual revenue of $350 million. Seven African offices located across the Continent from Nigeria to Kenya, South Africa and Mozambique. Cellular backhaul, internet and international voice services provided via 1.5 GHz (43 transponders) of space capacity, and terrestrially via submarine cables. Member of the Executive Management Committee (ExCo).
Technical Director & Chief Operating Officer 2004 - 2005
Link Africa, part of Celtel International
Managed in rapid growth environment of CAGR of 49% generating an annual revenue of $62 million, serving network operators in more than 20 African countries providing cellular backhaul, international carrier voice and data
Link Africa, part of Celtel International
Reverted to satcom engineering roots establishing system discipline, link budget analysis, system design, upgraded customer care and optimised all customer links. General project manager for multiple remote installations, particularly project managed large multiple satellite earth station relocations and renovation project in Celtel Congo DRC
General Manager, Projects 1999 - 2002
GS Telecom (Guernsey) Ltd
Established the business unit, produced all SBU business plans, capital and operating budgets. Responsible for financial control of the SBU including tendering and pricing, sales, invoicing, purchasing and stores control and overall P&L
Consultant 1998 - 1999
Established and managed the Integration and Testing Group responsible for laboratory and network integration acceptance
Manager, Operations & Engineering 1996 - 1998
Cable and Wireless (WI) Ltd.
Responsible for the Country’s communication systems from outside line plant through national and international facilities. Maintained Departmental focus on the fast provision of new and innovative solutions for customer services and products, contributing to Anguilla’s position at the top of Caribbean wide Customer Satisfaction surveys
ESA Station Director 1990 - 1996
European Space Agency Downrange Rocket Telemetry Station
Management of the Ascension Rocket Tracking and Telemetry Station for the European Space Agency (ESA), Arianespace and the French National Space Agency (CNES). Tracked the Ariane and Delta II rockets every 3 weeks as well as low orbit Earth observation satellites.All communications whether verbal or written were in French
Senior Radio & Earth Station Engineer 1985 - 1990
Cable and Wireless Satellite Communications, Bermuda
Earth Station Shift Engineer 1984 - 1985
Mercury Communications London Digital Earth Station, England
NASA Shuttle ComTech & Earth Station Technician 1981 - 1984
Qualifications: BTEC HND & OND in Electronics and Communications Engineering
Diploma NASA Air/Ground Communications
A levels Physics & Mathematics
Languages: English (native), Technical French
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