Suitcase TV has appointed Kim Weis Hansen as non-executive director.
Hansen, who has been a business consultant in Denmark for more than 20 years, with a background in IT, Broadcast and Sales, will also advise Suitcase TV on market strategies and the development of channel partnerships. He was previously vice-president, EMEA at The Fantastic Corporation, which went public; vice-president, Sales Europe at Tellium, which was later acquired; at LogicWorks, also later taken public; and with numerous other IT companies.
Through his investment company Connexion4, Hansen also focuses on environmentally-friendly businesses and owns LED lighting specialist Luzon Europe. He currently sits on the board of four other companies in Denmark.
Fraser Jardine, Suitcase TV commercial director, said: “Kim’s appointment is an important development for us as we extend the reach of our storage, live production and MAM technologies worldwide. His market awareness and company development experience is a significant benefit to our team and, ultimately, our customers.”
In other management moves, financial controller Fiona Watt has been promoted to financial director as well as appointed to the Suitcase TV Board of Directors. Watt came to Suitcase TV from KPMG in March 2016.
Also promoted was product manager Ed Calverley, who is now product director as well as member of the Board. Calverley’s areas of responsibility include an already implemented programme of product improvements as well as evaluating opportunities for new product lines and solutions. The promotion enables Calverley to drive product development at boardroom level.
David Atkins, technical director at Suitcase TV, said: “Ed will use the considerable skills and technologies built here at Suitcase TV over the past 15 years to create and leverage proven new approaches to broadcast technologies and workflows. With his dynamic style of product development, I’m confident those changes will be coming thick and fast.”