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North appoints new chair to further accelerate growth plans

The UK’s leading IoT service and solutions provider, North, has announced the appointment of Danuta Gray to the position of Chair of the board.

Danuta brings over 25 years executive experience in the telecommunications sector.  She held a variety of roles in BT, was CEO of Telefonica O2 Ireland between 2001-2010, and was an Executive Director of Telefonica Europe plc.  She is currently the Chair at Direct Line Group plc, a member of the Board of Burberry Group PLC, and has held a series of non-executive positions, most recently as Chair of St Modwen plc and a member of the Board of the UK Ministry of Defence.

The appointment comes as North builds on its strongest year to date having secured multiple major new contracts and customers and following the acquisition of Data Techniques.

Commenting on her appointment, Danuta said:

“It’s an incredible time to join North as we look to accelerate growth across areas such as private 5G and IoT.”

Glen Williams, CEO at North, said: “As we near what has been an exceptional year for North now is the perfect time to welcome Danuta to the board as we look to our ambitious growth plans in 2022.

“Danuta’s experience scaling businesses and knowledge within the sector positions her as the perfect chair to lead the North board as we expand into new areas and develop new innovative solutions to support more organisations and businesses to work in smarter, safer and more sustainable ways.”

About North

North provides intelligent integrated technology solutions that transform the way people, organisations and places work. With a unique breadth and depth of expertise across the Internet of Things, Networking and Connectivity, and Safety and Security. North’s experienced specialist teams work closely with the public sector and enterprise to create innovative technology solutions that deliver true value.

North operates IoT Scotland, the UK’s most advanced IoT network and provides affordable and accessible connectivity to businesses and organisations across cities, towns and rural areas enabling them to tap into the use of smart sensor technology applications.

The business is backed by Livingbridge, an independent private equity firm with offices across the UK, US and Australia. Livingbridge has a strong track record within the technology sector and made the investment through its £1.2 billion Livingbridge 7 fund earlier this year.

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