Enet, Ireland’s largest wholesale, open-access network operator, has announced the appointment of Jon Florsheim as its new non-executive Chairman. Mr Florsheim had held the role in an interim capacity following the acquisition of the remaining minority stake in Enet by the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF), a fund managed by AMP Capital and Irish Life Investment Managers, last December.
Mr. Florsheim has over 27 years’ experience in telecoms and media. Most recently he served as Chief Commercial Officer of eir. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of European pay TV operator M7. Prior to M7, he spent 13 years at British Sky Broadcasting where he was Chief Marketing Officer and the Managing Director of the Customer Group (Consumer and B2B Businesses). Mr. Florsheim currently serves as Chairman of GoMedia, Europe’s leading on-board infotainment provider and is a Non-Executive Director of XLN Telecom, a UK B2B telecoms provider. He is also a Senior Advisor to AMP Capital, focusing on communications infrastructure.
In other board appointments, Enet Group CEO Peter McCarthy has been appointed to the board, while Alan Lowe has been confirmed as a non-executive director. Mr Lowe is CFO for Angel Trains, one of the UK’s leading train leasing specialists. Mr. Lowe is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in industry and financial services having worked with various FTSE 100 & 250 companies, including WS Atkins, BOC, Barclays and Old Mutual. Previously, he was the regional Chief Financial Officer of Danske Bank and also worked for Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW), Henderson Administration and Ernst & Young.
Confirming the new board appointments, Philip Doyle, Principal of the IIF, stated: “We’re delighted to have confirmed Jon Florsheim as the new Enet Chairman. His wide-ranging senior executive and board experience in telecommunication, technology and media companies both in Ireland and further afield will be particularly valuable to us as we pursue new strategies and continue to reshape and grow the business. Our leadership team is excited to work with Jon as he leads our newly constituted board.”
“I am extremely pleased to be appointed as Enet’s new Chairman at this important juncture in our growth story,” said Jon Florsheim. “Having already had the opportunity to work with the board and leadership team, I believe the company is poised for big things. I look forward to working with the entire team over the coming years to build a progressive, world-class company.”
Enet operates the largest alternative wholesale telecoms network in Ireland, which is facilitating the delivery of affordable, world-class broadband and wireless services to homes and businesses across the country. With over 120 employees based in Limerick and Dublin, Enet currently works with 80 different retail service providers to bring high-quality broadband and wireless to more than one million end users throughout Ireland.