Arqiva has appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as chief executive.

Beresford-Wylie, who takes up his new position in August, will replace outgoing chief executive John Cresswell who stepped down from the role earlier this month.

Beresford-Wylie joins the broadcast infrastructure and facilities firm from Samsung Electronics, where he was based in Korea as a special advisor overseeing a review of the strategy and operations of the company’s network business.

Prior to joining Samsung, he was chief executive of Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited, known as At800, an organisation funded by the UK mobile operators that is responsible for mitigating interference by 4G mobile signals with DTT television. 

Arqiva chairman Mike Parton said: “Simon brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will help to develop Arqiva’s strategy and his background fits perfectly with our lines of business.

“During my initial time at Arqiva it’s become clear that the business has a lot of opportunity and we’re on the cusp of some exciting developments. I’m looking forward to working with Simon to deliver these.”

Beresford-Wylie added: “Becoming CEO of Arqiva is the culmination of years spent working across a diverse range of sectors including telecoms, broadcast, engineering and smart metering.

“Arqiva is a truly unique company in the breadth and diversity of its offerings. I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to help shape and guide its future development and to work in partnership with some of the UK’s leading companies which, of course, Arqiva also happens to count as valued customers.”