Appointment for growth

posted by cw on Thursday, October 08, 2009

As we continue to grow the community of ViewRanger users and ViewRanger data content publishers, we're really pleased that experienced executives Richard Brennan, Simon Thorpe, and Ian Pond have joined the Augmentra Board.

Like us, they share a passion for outdoor activities and an excitement about the opportunities that exist on mobile devices as location, content, and mobile data continue to converge.

Richard Brennan, a founding executive at Orange plc, has joined Augmentra's Board as Chair. He has held Board positions with Mobistar, GSMA CEO Board, and was Chairman of the Board for Wildfire, Inc. He now works around the globe with innovative, energetic, and fast moving companies. Richard is a cyclist and mountain biker.

Simon Thorpe, was formerly COO of Global Equity Research at UBS Investment Bank and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He previously headed the Telecoms Research Group at UBS. Simon is also a passionate cyclist.

Ian Pond is a telecoms sector strategy, marketing & commercial operations specialist. Ian was a member of the marketing team that developed and launched the Orange brand in the UK in 1994, heralding the start of brand-led marketing in the mobile industry. He later managed the roll-out of the Orange brand to France Telecom's mobile operations around the world. More recently he's been involved with major assignments for TomTom and for Truphone. Ian walks, fishes, sails, and surfs.


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