YouView, the award-winning digital television platform, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susie Buckridge to the position of CEO, early in the New Year. This change in leadership follows the announcement earlier this year of current CEO Richard intention to leave.
Prior to YouView Susie worked as a consultant at Cap Gemini and Ernst and Young, working on projects in the UK and Middle East to help drive change. She then joined the BBC as Head of Strategy in Future Media and then in the Business Strategy team.
While at YouView Susie has been responsible for partnerships and commercial affairs, rising to Director of Product and more recently, working with Richard and the Board to agree a new shareholder agreement.
Simon Duffy, Chairman of YouView said: “We are delighted to announce Susie Buckridge as YouView’s new CEO. We have selected a strong leader who knows the team, the shareholders and the market well and who is stepping up into this significant new role at an exciting moment in YouView’s history.”
Susie Buckridge said: “It is a great privilege to become CEO of such a successful British technology company. Richard Halton’s strong leadership means I will be leading a company at the forefront of the media industry. Our continued mission will be to work with our seven shareholders, harnessing their combined strength in the UK market to bring new TV products and services to consumers.”
The shareholders – BT, TalkTalk, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Arqiva – would like to thank Richard for his very significant contribution to YouView’s growth and he will continue as CEO through January.