The telecoms law specialist said this appointment will help further its ambitions to bridge the UK’s digital divide in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).
Burckhardt (pictured above) has over 30 years of senior telecoms and fibre experience, with his career including roles as chief executive officer at Kelly Communications, managing director at Connexin and Vonage UK, chief commercial officer and chief marketing officer at Telefonica O2 Czech Republic, and chief operating officer at Ooredoo in Qatar.
He has also worked on consultancy projects with altnets and telecoms companies including Community Fibre, Zzoomm and Gamma. He currently holds non-executive and advisory positions with bOnline and Magrathea.
Simon Burckhardt said, “I’m thrilled to join Trenches at this exciting juncture in the company’s growth.
“Having had the privilege of working alongside the team in various capacities throughout my career, I’ve been consistently impressed by their commitment to excellence and innovation — including augmenting resources for the MDU market, which has been incredibly overlooked and underserved. I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”
Sharon McDermott, co-founder and managing director at Trenches Law, added, “Simon’s extensive board-level experience, coupled with his deep understanding of the fibre sector, place him in great stead to help us execute our strategic MDU roadmap.
“His established reputation within the industry and existing relationship with our team make him the ideal candidate to help us realise our growth potential.”