Chief Executive Officer
David founded Easynet back in 1994 and has been at the helm managing successive growth phases ever since. From humble beginnings David steered the business from start up through to a public listing on the UK market AIM in 1996 and the full list in 1998. This was followed by a reverse take over of Marconi’s UK Telecoms business in 2001. In 2006 Easynet was sold to BskyB, a FTSE top 50 company that acquired the business to fuel the company’s triple play aspirations by building out a national UK Local Loop network. David joined the Sky executive team and took ownership of all B2B operations. With Easynet an independent company once again, David is looking forward to leading a new and exciting phase of development and growth for the business.
General Counsel and Company Secretary
A qualified solicitor, Richard is the Company Secretary and General Counsel for Easynet Global Services. Richard joined the Company following the merger with Ipsaris in 2001 and prior to that worked at GEC PLC.
Chief Technology Officer
Justin is responsible for strategic direction, technical strategy and the global product portfolio at Easynet. Justin initially joined Easynet in 1997 and held a variety of management positions within the technical, pre-sales and operational areas of the business. After the acquisition of Easynet by BSkyB in 2006 Justin became Director of Sky Network Services, responsible for the launch of Sky Broadband. Justin then become Director of Research Development and Customer Technology enabling the development of a converged media platform between broadcast and broadband platforms as well as running the R&D and Central Architecture Group for BSkyB. Justin rejoined Easynet in July 2009 in the new role of Chief Technology Officer which he holds today. Prior to his 12 years at Easynet, Justin worked at GEC-Hirst Research various companies that formed the embryonic Internet industry. He graduated with an upper class BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Brunel University.
Managing Director Central Europe
Diethelm Siebuhr was appointed Managing Director Central Europe of Easynet Global Services in July 2007. Previously, he was Managing Director of Easynet Germany, a position he held from 2004. Diethelm studied physics and mathematics at the University of Kiel, Germany and then Business Management at Duke University, USA. He started his professional career with Siemens AG, Germany, and followed by several management positions in the company, took on the responsibility for the international broadband and internet business of Siemens. Diethelm boasts more than 20 years of Telecom and IT-Services experience in the international markets, with a primary focus on Europe and Asia. Before joining Easynet Diethelm was Chief Executive of Nextra, a Telenor company, and Tiscali.
Chief Operating Officer & UK Managing Director
Adrian Thirkill joined Easynet Global Services as Chief Operating Officer in January 2008 to take on accountability for Operations at a Global functional level. In November 2012 he was additionally awarded overall responsibility for the UK business as Managing Director, a role which runs in parallel with his global Operational responsibilities. Prior to joining Easynet, Adrian spent eight years at COLT Telecom in various Global Operational and Commercial roles. Previous to that Adrian has worked for Cap Gemini and Phoenix IT.
Managing Director Southern Europe
Christophe Verdenne was appointed Easynet Global Services' Managing Director for the Southern European Region in January 2010. Christophe is responsible for the strategic management and operations of the Southern European region including France, Spain and Italy. Before joining Easynet Global Services, Christophe spent 12 years at COLT Telecom with Senior Director Positions in France, Southern Europe and at Group level. Previously he gained senior management IT experience in IT: IBM, Software house and Network integration. Christophe graduated from the College of Engineering ESME-Sudria and has a MBA from EM-Lyon.
Group Human Resources Director
Julie is responsible for an international Human Resources team providing support to the business in all areas of HR management including resourcing, compensation and benefits, employee relations and professional learning and development. Within this role, Julie is responsible for supporting the business, helping it accelerate its performance in the global corporate market. Julie has over 18 years experience in the telecommunications industry, and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.
Managing Director Northern Europe
Dirk joined Easynet in January 2007 as Managing Director of Easynet Belgium. In February 2008 the Dutch and Belgian operations were combined into a new Benelux organisation with Dirk as Managing Director. In July 2009 in line with the company strategy, Dirk was asked to extend his area to include the Nordics. Previous to this role, he worked as Marketing Director at Telenet Solutions, the business to business division of Telenet. Before joining Telenet, from 1998 to 2005 he fulfilled different management functions at the KPN group. His last function, after the acquisition of KPN Belgium by Scarlet, was Director of Scarlet Business. He started his career in the telecommunication sector with Alcatel in 1993.
Managing Director USA & Asia Pac
Arjen is Managing Director for Easynet USA and Asia Pac, responsible for the development of the US and Asia operations. Prior to this Arjen was Managing Director for Easynet Netherlands for 7 years and grew the organisation to nearly 200 people with a top 5 position in managed network services. Arjen was also a non-executive director at Sky Broadband for 2 years. Before Easynet he worked with KPN in several national and international management roles.