SCG names incoming group CEO

Southern Communications Group (SCG) has announced it has appointed Daryl Pile as its new group CEO.

Paul Bradford, who has been SCG’s chief executive officer since a management buyout in 2002, will move to the position of executive chairman.

Pile (pictured above) joins SCG following a 21-year stint at Gamma, most recently as managing director of channel. He has experience leading wholesale, dealer and public sector business units.

Bradford (pictured below) commented, “To have secured someone of Daryl’s experience, credibility and standing in the comms industry is fantastic for the group. I look forward to working closely with Daryl as he moves into the role of group CEO. His energy and drive are exactly what SCG requires as we continue to take the business to the next level.

“Whilst I will still be very engaged within the business, this appointment will enable me to move to a more acutely strategic role, of executive chairman focusing on exciting new product innovations and key future acquisitions.”

Pile commented, “It’s an honour to join one of the most respected businesses in our industry. Led by an outstanding management team and an accelerating growth trajectory, it is a truly exciting opportunity that doesn’t come around often.

“To our customers, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners, thank you for your continued support, I cannot wait to get started and drive the next phase in the SCG journey.”

SCG is a supplier of communication services that employs over 750 people across two continents servicing over 30,000 customers supported by its own SIP platform (Fuse2), tier 2 ISP network and two hosted telephony platforms.

The group operates across both direct and indirect channels with SCG Connected, SCG Wales, SCG Southwest, SCG Midlands and SCG Corporate forming the Direct business (comprised of over 30 acquisitions), and SCG Together (comprised of 2 Circles, NSN and Hello Telecom), representing the wholesale and partner channels.

Last week, Gamma announced that it has appointed John Murphy as managing director of Gamma Business, taking over Pile’s responsibilities.