IQGeo Group plc (AIM: IQG), the world leader in geospatial collaboration and productivity software for the telecommunication and utility industries, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy MacLeod to its Board of Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Andy MacLeod is an experienced global executive and Non-Executive Board Director with a deep understanding of fixed line and wireless telecommunications, IT technology and its operations. His industry knowledge and professional achievements brings a rich depth of expertise to the IQGeo Board in a very strategic market.
Andy spent ten years at Vodafone Group, first as Group Chief Networks Officer responsible for the operation of Vodafone’s networks world-wide, then as Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Wireless in the USA and latterly the Regional CTO for the thirteen Vodafone operating companies outside Europe.
Prior to Vodafone, Andy held a number of senior roles within the telecommunications industry including CEO EMEA MCI WorldCom, COO of Eircom, COO of Cable and Wireless and VP of Marketing and Sales at Nortel. Andy has served on the boards of Verizon Wireless Inc., Vodafone Italy Spa, Indus Towers Ltd and was deputy Chair of Idex asa. He holds a degree in Materials Science from Oxford University, an MBA from Warwick Business School, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s elite engineering community.
Andy MacLeod said:
“I am very pleased to be joining IQGeo. It is clear that the quality of the technology and people position us to take advantage of a significant market opportunity as our customers seek to solve the challenge of managing network lifecycle operations. I am extremely excited to be joining at this particular time and look forward to working with the Board and management to allow IQGeo to fulfil its unquestionable potential.
Chairman Paul Taylor said:
“I am delighted to welcome such a high-calibre figure to our Board. Andy’s substantial experience in the telecommunications industry combined with his expertise in key growth areas such as fiber and 5G, will be an invaluable contribution as the Group continues to grow and build an industry-leading offering for our customers.”