CityFibre strengthens board with former BT exec

Former BT Wholesale chief Sally Davis has joined the board of directors at CityFibre as the fibre optic infrastructure providers continue its expansion strategy.

Davis joins as a non-executive director having spent four years as a CEO at BT, with the appointment following CityFibre's recent public listing on AIM.

Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said in a statement that the addition of Davis to the board of directors would help the company achieve its Gigabit City Vision – a plan laid out to bring pure fibre connectivity in regional cities and large towns throughout the UK.

"Sally's appointment to the CityFibre board is a further validation of our strategy, and her expertise will enable us, a relatively small, but growing business, to move forward with our Gigabit City strategy," Mesch said.

"We are in discussion with city councils across the UK, who can see from evidence in other countries, just how transformational the effect of pure fibre can be; increasing productivity, enhancing public services and attracting businesses."

Many UK cities are still lagging behind some of their European counterparts when it comes to pure fibre infrastructure.

"CityFibre has a bold vision to enable UK cities to compete with their fastest European counterparts," Davis said.

"It is already delivering pure fibre infrastructure into businesses and homes in prominent cities.

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"CityFibre is one of a very few businesses committed to providing pure fibre connectivity as opposed to fibre-to-the-cabinet technology relying on the old copper-based network.

"I am delighted to be involved with a company with a vision to bring the huge benefits of ultra-fast connectivity to UK cities."