New Appointments News

Satcoms Innovation Group appoints Helen Weedon as MD

Weedon succeeds Martin Coleman who will commence as a member of the group’s advisory board.

The Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) has appointed Helen Weedon as Managing Director, marking a significant restructuring of the innovation forum.

Weedon has played a pivotal role within the group since 2011, during which she developed and implemented membership and public relations strategies. Through her own PR agency, Weedon built up extensive knowledge and experience within the satellite industry.

Andreas Voigt of Eutelsat, Guido Baraglia of Kratos Communications and Mark Steel of Inmarsat will deliver technical expertise by resuming their roles as directors of the group.

The SIG advisory board includes Weedon’s predecessor Martin Coleman and representatives from ArabSat, GOVSAT, Intelsat and SES. As part of the restructuring, the organisation has been relocated to mainland UK from the Isle of Man.

Commenting on the new role, Weedon said: “In recent years, SIG has played a pivotal role in driving innovation within the industry. As part of its restructuring, the group will look to continue providing valuable opportunities for members. I am looking forward to building on the existing success of the forum; our goal is to become an invaluable resource for the satellite industry as an incubator of innovation.”

Martin Coleman, Board Advisor, added, “Appointing Helen has been an obvious choice – her experience within business paired with her dynamic approach to the industry will see her leading the group to success. Her knowledge partnered with the technical expertise of the directors and advisory board will see SIG thrive in the years to come. It’s an exciting time for the directors and board members, with 2020 promising to be a successful year.”