Commercis Plc, the parent company of Talia, DataGrid Network and Quika, and a leading provider of connectivity and technology solutions today announced the appointment of Steve Tunnicliffe as a Board Member. Steve will assume an advisory role and will work closely with the management team, providing strategic insights and management skills to optimise operations, foster innovation, and capitalise on emerging opportunities.
As a highly accomplished professional with over 30 years in the telecommunications, satellite, and broadcast industries, Steve has a remarkable history of driving business success and shaping effective strategies. Until recently, Steve served as the Senior Vice President, Global Sales for ST Engineering iDirect, a leading satellite ground segment technology provider. In addition, Steve held positions on several boards of directors. Throughout his 16-year tenure at iDirect, he occupied various executive and senior leadership roles. His commitment to putting customers first with compelling propositions is deeply ingrained in his approach.
Before joining iDirect, Steve worked for BT Global Services and the former satellite division of Deutsche Telekom (Plenexis), delivering innovative connectivity solutions in complex environments within defence, government, maritime, aviation, telecom, and enterprise markets. Steve is widely respected and trusted by both customers and partners alike.
In his advisory role, Steve will collaborate closely with Commercis's leadership team to shape and execute strategies that drive growth, enhance operational efficiency, and maximize opportunities for success. His vision aligns seamlessly with Commercis's commitment to innovation, customer satisfaction, and sustainable business practices.
Alan Afrasiab, Chairman at Commercis Plc, expressed enthusiasm about the appointment, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Steve to our team. His wealth of knowledge and strategic acumen will undoubtedly contribute significantly to our growth trajectory and overall success. The board and management are excited about the energy and expertise he brings to the company, and we look forward to achieving new milestones together.”
Steve Tunnicliffe added, "It is a pleasure to join the Board of Directors at Commercis Plc. I have historically worked closely with Alan Afrasiab and the executive team in providing technology solutions to support the attainment of their business goals. In my new role as a Non-Executive Director, I look forward to working with the board and management team in an advisory capacity to support the attainment of Commercis’s growth aspirations and business objectives."
This appointment aligns with Commercis's commitment to assembling an accomplished board to guide the company toward continued growth, innovation and excellence.