21st March 2022 – MS3 Networks, a wholesale network operator delivering full-fibre connectivity to over 500,000 premises across Hull and the North of England has today announced the appointment of former O2 UK Chief Operating Officer, Derek McManus as its new Chairman.
Derek has 34 years' experience in the telecommunications industry in various technical and business roles and holds an MSc in Telecommunications Business from University College London. Derek has spent over 20 years at O2 where in January 2011 he became the Chief Operating Officer responsible for customer service, network, IT, cross business transformation, fraud & security and property for the Group. During his time at O2 UK he was a hugely passionate and committed champion for diversity and inclusion within the organisation.
Mr McManus joins the company at a time when it is on a huge recruitment drive having already added a number of experienced additions to its senior management team in recent months including CEO Guy Miller, CTO Chris Byrd and Director of Delivery Stuart Bamber, who have all joined from well known industry organisations.
Guy Miller, CEO for MS3 said “ I’m thrilled to be welcoming Derek to the board here at MS3 Networks. He brings a huge wealth of industry experience to the team as we continue to scale up our operations to deliver full-fibre connectivity to over 5000,000 premises.”
Derek McManus, Chairman for MS3 said “I am delighted to be joining MS3 Networks as its Chair. They are an extremely fast-growing network builder and I am excited to be a part of the extremely bright future here as we substantially increase the pace of our fibre roll-out to the many underserved homes across the North of England.