Inmarsat chief joins BSkyB board

December 14, 2012 11.30 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Inmarsat executive chairman Andy Sukawaty is to join the board of BSkyB as a non-executive director.

Sukawaty will take up the role on June 1, 2013, when as previously announced Lord Wilson of Dinton will step down.

Nicholas Ferguson, chairman of BSkyB, said: “Andy Sukawaty is a highly experienced and capable executive who will bring strong telecommunications industry expertise to Sky and will add further breadth and depth to the skills of the Board. We look forward to welcoming Andy to Sky”.

Sukawaty is also the non-executive chairman of Dutch cablenet Ziggo and has held a number of senior management positions in the telecommunications industry, including chief executive and president of Sprint PCS between 1996 and 2000.