Managing DirectorBéatrice joined Updata in May 2016 as Managing Director. She has extensive experience in sales and management, gained through a long and successful career in the Telecoms industry. Starting her career at KPMG, she went on to work in New York for a major consultancy firm, then ran her own voice processing and speech recognition business in Belgium.
Before joining Updata, Béatrice worked at BT for 15 years where her career extended over many lines of businesses and across multiple professions, culminating in a board position at BT Wholesale and becoming Group Managing Director, Customer First, at BT Group. She was chosen to be mentored by Lord Mervyn Davies, a former banker and UK government minister and was included on a list of 100 women to watch in 2015 published by Cranfield University.
Managing Director, SWAN
Eddie is the Managing Director for the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) and joined the organisation in April 2015. Starting his career as an engineering graduate with ScottishPower, he has accumulated over 20 years’ experience within the Telecoms industry through senior roles across Engineering, Operations and Sales with leading organisations such as THUS, Cable & Wireless and Vodafone.
Prior to SWAN, Eddie’s most recent roles were as Operations Director for THUS and Demon Internet and the Head of Public Sector Sales in Scotland for Vodafone. His primary objective for SWAN is to deliver an exemplar customer experience to the public sector that enables a powerful and compelling change to how public services are delivered to and consumed by all citizens across Scotland.