TalkTalk Group appoints new Fibre development lead
10th February 2021, 11:54 am
Ruth Kennedy will take on the newly created role and lead the Group’s Fibre strategy
TalkTalk Group, headquartered in Salford, has appointed industry expert Ruth Kennedy to the new role of Group Fibre Development Director. With over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry, Ruth will lead the organisation’s alternative network fibre strategy, ensuring that more individuals and communities across the UK can benefit from faster and more reliable connectivity.
Ruth’s remit will include working closely with suppliers to deliver reliable fibre networks. She will lead a growing team and collaborate with additional functions across the Group on the development of new full-fibre solutions, ensuring that feedback from suppliers and customers is consistently taken on board. This new role has been created as part of TalkTalk Group’s ongoing commitment to enabling more businesses and communities to make the leap to full fibre connectivity.
Ruth brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the position, having previously worked as Group Business Development Director at TalkTalk, building strategic supplier and business partnerships and supporting new business opportunities. Prior to this, Ruth worked her way through the ranks at TalkTalk over the course of eight years, working as part of the TalkTalk Business team and building an in-depth understanding of the organisation’s strategic aims.
Commenting on her appointment, Ruth said: “It’s a truly exciting time to be stepping into this new role at TalkTalk. Access to fast, secure and reliable connectivity has never been more important, which is why speeding up the roll-out of fibre for everyone is so crucial. With the help of expert partners and suppliers, TalkTalk is improving the reach of high-speed connectivity solutions, helping to power businesses and communities alike.”
Outside TalkTalk Group, Ruth is vice-chair of Green Corridor, a specialist education charity that supports young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).