After 10 years at the helm, Gary Marven is to stand down as chief executive officer (CEO) of UK public sector secure managed network services provider MLL Telecom, to be succeeded by Shaun Ledgerwood.
Ledgerwood has worked in the telecoms sector for 20 years, growing a variety of technology businesses across the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, most recently as CEO of London-based IT managed services provider Niu Solutions.
During this time, he has worked in projects involving transformational technologies such as fibre optic transmission, the move to IP, wireless services, integrated collaboration platforms and the growth of public cloud infrastructure.
MLL sees Ledgerwood as having first-hand experience of the critical nature of the underlying network to deliver IT services, as growth of the IT estate is driving expansion of the network infrastructure.
“I’m delighted to be taking over at MLL Telecom,” said Ledgerwood. “Under Gary’s leadership, the business has pivoted from its microwave technology roots to become a highly respected, specialised and valued partner for both public sector organisations and mobile operators.
“MLL Telecom can be extremely proud of the leadership position it has built in fibre connectivity. The business will continue to invest in product and service innovation to add further value to new and existing customers.”
Ledgerwood said he and his leadership team will work to build on the momentum the business has created in becoming a dependable and valued technology supplier to public and private sector organisations. The latest example of a deployment of the company’s technology is with Portsmouth City Council, which has engaged MLL to provide a fibre framework to support existing and future digital services for schools, residents and businesses.
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