Sohonet has appointed Chuck Parker as executive chairman.

Parker takes on the role at Sohonet having served as non-executive chairman on the company’s board for the past year.

He also held the position of chief revenue officer at cloud video ad insertion technology firm Unicorn.

Previously, Parker spent 15 years at Technicolor where he fulfilled a variety of roles, including chief commercial officer, president of Technicolor’s Broadcast and Digital Division, and EVP/managing director of Technicolor’s International Home Entertainment division and chief information officer.

He is also the chairman of the 2nd Screen Society, an industry body he founded in 2012.

Sohonet chief executive officer Dave Scammell said: “Over the past year, Chuck has proven to be invaluable in his insight on the industry, and his drive and passion for the business is infectious.

“As we expand our renowned Sohonet Media Network (SMN) further into the cloud and grow our range of specialist, media-aware IaaS offerings, Chuck will drive these new offerings to market and ensure they are well tuned to the needs of our expanding client base.”

Sohonet recently expanded its Sohonet Media Network to cloud providers, including AWS, Google and Softlayer, which the company said had created a “fast lane” to the cloud.

In the last 12 months, Sohonet has expanded services to customers in Singapore, Montreal, Atlanta, Manchester and Amsterdam.