European data center operator and managed hosting provider TelecityGroup announced on Wednesday it has named Claudia Arney and Nancy Cruickshank the company’s independent non-executive directors.
The move comes a few months after TelecityGroup acquired Finland data center provider Tenue Oy for $5.8 million.
Arney is an active and experienced board member with a strong background in technology and media. She currently serves as chairman of the Public Data Group, is a board member of Halfords and of Which?, and a UK advisory board member of Huawei.
Arney’s career includes executive roles at Pearson, Goldman Sachs, Emap and also for HM treasury as director for its enterprise and growth unit.
Cruickshank is the current interim CEO for Weve, a mobile wallet joint venture between Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and O2. She is also the founder and CEO of UK Fashion and Beauty website Handbag.com.
In the past, Cruickshank served as executive consulting director of M&A for the Telegraph Media Group, global CEO for VideoJug, and managing director of [.tv], the technology channel of BSkyB.
TelecityGroup also announces that independent non-executive director Sahar Elhabashi is leaving the board to focus on full time on her executive position at Condé Nast’s entertainment division in the United States.
“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome both Nancy and Claudia to TelecityGroup,” said John Hughes, chairman of TelecityGroup. “I am excited by the breadth of experience and knowledge that they will both bring to strengthen the existing Board and help us continue with our strategy for growth. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Sahar for her contribution and service to the Company and wish her the very best for her future in the US.”
In September 2011, TelecityGroup acquired UK Grid in September for $18 million.
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