Truespeed Appoints New Non-Executive Director

Truespeed appoints Lisa Harrington as Non-Executive Director to accelerate the full-fibre rollout
September 15, 2022

Full-fibre broadband provider Truespeed is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Harrington as a Non-Executive Director.

Lisa brings a wealth of experience in telecoms and fibre networks at a high level and joins the Truespeed Board as the company further accelerates the rollout of ultrafast, ultra-reliable broadband across the South West of the UK.

Lisa is a tech executive and diversity advocate and brings 25 years of experience to the Truespeed Board, growing and transforming business across the Telecoms, Professional Services & Education sectors. Having already held a number of non-executive posts, Lisa brings a fresh and dynamic viewpoint to the board that will provide invaluable insight as the company continues its scaling-up operations.

Lisa’s previous experience includes 10 years at British Telecom (BT) in a range of senior positions including Chief Customer Officer BT Group, Interim MD Of Infrastructure for Hyperoptic, and most recently, Managing Director of the UK’s biggest tech and cyber skills provider QA Ltd.

Alongside her extensive industry experience, Lisa champions mental health in the workplace and is a well-known advocate for diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) having founded the BT Tech Women programme.

“I was drawn to Truespeed’s mission of ensuring whole communities can benefit from ultrafast broadband, and I am pleased to have joined the energetic and ambitious company at such a pivotal time having recently passed 50,000 premises. It’s great to be part of a regional, purpose-led business and I look forward to enabling its accelerated growth in the future.”

Lisa Harrington, Truespeed Board Member

“Lisa is a great addition to the Truespeed Board, whose knowledge and expertise will prove indispensable as we rapidly expand our network and continue to evolve and grow as a company. Lisa’s valuable perspective and future vision will be a huge attribute to Truespeed and I look forward to working alongside Lisa as we move towards reaching our next milestone.”

James Lowther, Truespeed CEO

”We are delighted that Lisa has agreed to join Truespeed at this time during our expansion and acceleration. Her experience, ability and drive will fit perfectly and provide significant input to the team.”

Clarke Osborne, Chair of Truespeed

Truespeed has had a record year of growth since gaining its second £100m tranche of funding from Aviva Investors in January 2022 and has recently accomplished a significant company milestone of passing 50,000 properties across the South West, all of which are ready for connection.