Former BMF managing director Chris Pateman is now the CEO of the Federation of Communication Services.
Pateman replaces outgoing CEO Jacqui Brookes OBE who is retiring.
He said: “Unlike the traditional utilities, much of the growth and dynamism in the communications sector is being driven by entrepreneurial SME companies. This at once makes it an immensely attractive and interesting industry for me to join, and provides a very compelling reason for businesses to join FCS and make sure their right to free competition in open market places is championed and defended.”
Justin Orde, FCS Chairman said, “We are delighted to welcome Chris, who is a trade association professional, to build and develop FCS representation and industry services, which will take us to a new level of influence in the communications sector.”
The Federation of Communication Services- FCS- is the Trade Association for the communication services sector representing companies delivering products and services by means of radio, mobile, fixed and IP telephony.