Connected TV platform YouView has appointed a new Chairman, seven months after former Chair Lord Sugar stepped down from the role.
Simon Duffy, non-executive Chairman of bwin.party and mBlox, will take up the rolw with immediate effect, replacing Sir Charles Dunstone who has acted as interim Chairman since Sugar’s departure.
Mr Duffy’s positions include Executive Vice Chairman of ntl:Telewest Inc. (now Virgin Media Group) and CFO of Orange SA.
Welcoming Simon to the role, Sir Charles said: “We are delighted that Simon is joining YouView. He brings vast experience of leading the boards of major organisations and in depth knowledge and experience of our sector.”
Duffy said: “I am excited to be part of YouView as it continues its journey beyond launch and a successful first year.
“YouView will play a crucial role in the future of Television and the Internet in the UK and I look forward to working with the Board and Executive team to achieve this vision.”