Bath-based Truespeed has announced the appointment of James Lowther (pictured) as CEO, with immediate effect. James succeeds former CEO Evan Wienburg. James’s telecoms industry pedigree and experience in helping to build high-growth businesses make him the ideal candidate to lead the full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP’s next phase of growth.
James 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, James 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, James 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.”
James Lowther, Truespeed CEO, 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.”