Crawford named Arqiva MD satellite

February 25, 2014 09.34 Europe/London By Julian Clover

David CrawfordArqiva has named David Crawford as its new managing director of satellite.

Crawford takes over from Barrie Woolston, who has been the interim managing director for the past six months, and will remain Commercial Director for Satellite. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic direction of Arqiva’s satellite business including a range of international broadcasters and occasional use clients.

John Cresswell, CEO of Arqiva said, “the Satellite operation at Arqiva is in an exciting place with our recent expansion into Singapore and Hong Kong, together with taking on Turner’s play-out. We’ve been looking for the right person who can continue to steer the growth of the Satellite business and David brings with him years of senior strategic experience across key global markets to achieve this.”

Crawford joins Arqiva with international leadership experience from a number of businesses including Capita, Cable & Wireless, Energis and Jardine Matheson. Part of his early career was also spent in consulting with Bain & Co.