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Bailey Fisher assists CW (Cambridge Wireless) with CEO appointment - 13/09/18

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Bailey Fisher is pleased to have worked with CW (Cambridge Wireless), the technology membership organisation on the appointment of Simon Mead, who will take over on 1 November, following the exit of current CEO, Bob Driver, who announced his departure earlier this year.

Simon currently manages the Incubation Centre at the University of Essex and has previously worked as CEO of the Eastern Enterprise Hub, delivering mentor-supported networking programmes to support SMEs and social enterprises. Through a career that has ranged from traditional media (Thames TV) to Cambridge start-up success (E*Trade UK), he is experienced in supporting organisations achieve their growth goals.

“After a competitive recruitment process, the decision of the Board is reassuring,” says Bob Driver. “Each past CEO has successfully orchestrated unique opportunities for the CW community, adding new activities and making CW more relevant to its members’ markets.  Simon’s past experience and natural leadership skills will be of great value as he works alongside the CW Board to provide superlative value to the tech community. Meanwhile, I’m personally looking forward to accelerating the development of UK5G, and supporting Simon as he takes on this role. Simon’s past experience and natural leadership skills will be of great value as he works alongside the CW Board to provide superlative value to the tech community.”

Simon Mead comments “Whatever the size or age of your organisation, opportunities for high quality networking and knowledge sharing are the cornerstone of successful business development – on both the technological and commercial sides. The CW community has a well-earned reputation for delivering activities that address market issues in a timely, impartial and in-depth manner. With this strong platform to build from, I look forward to learning more about the needs of our membership and continuing to enhance the CW programme such that we remain at the very forefront of technology social networking.”

This is the second CEO search that Bailey Fisher has managed for CW, having previously led the search which resulted in Bob Driver’s appointment in 2015. During Bob’s 3 year tenure, CW’s turnover has increased by 60% and the organisation has won several major contracts that complement the activity of its 19 Special Interest Groups. Bob will continue as a Director on the CW Board and as the lead for CW’s UK5G.

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