Supponor Names Simon Green CEO

Virtual-advertising–services and –technology provider Supponor has named Simon Green CEO, replacing James B. Gambrell, who steps down to serve as a non-executive director. Green was COO.

Simon Green has been named CEO of Supponor.

Gambrell, who has been a cornerstone of Supponor’s success for nearly eight years, will transition to an investor-director, non-executive board position within the company.

Supponor Chairman Sir Martin Broughton says the last eight years have been an incredible journey for the company, which was fortunate to have Gambrell lead a team of such talented and dedicated people.

“I am confident that, under Simon’s leadership, Supponor will continue to innovate and lead in the virtual advertising space,” says Broughton. “Fortunately, Jay [Gambrell] will not be leaving us completely as he will continue to contribute as a member of the board.”

In an executive career spanning three decades, Green has successfully delivered the launch of global television services and has also built efficient operational   infrastructure and creative-production facilities. With strong governance skills, he has also ensured regulatory compliance, managed significant commercial broadcast rights and assets, and promoted greater corporate social responsibility within the broadcast industry.

Prior to joining Supponor, he had served as managing director of BT Sport for 10 years. He also has extensive international experience, having worked for major broadcasters and sports bodies in the UK and the U.S., including Sky Sports, Fox Sports, Setanta, and The Football Association.

Says Green, “As Supponor CEO, James demonstrated immense strategic acumen and great leadership, fostering our growth to profitability and solidifying our position as the prominent player in virtual advertising. His contribution has been invaluable, and the company owes its current stature in no small part to his guidance. I am delighted to follow in his footsteps and lead the business at a very exciting time in its history, and I look forward to working closely with my team, our customers, and partners.”

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