Richard Vos is a member of the Board of Directors. He is an Independent Director of the Company and is the Chairman of the Nomination & Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation and the Audit Committees.
Mr. Vos has been a non-executive director since 2007 of Avanti Communications Group plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:AVN). He is chairman of its remuneration committee and past chairman of its audit committee. In addition, since 2001, Mr. Vos has been a non-executive director and audit committee chairman of NSSC Operations Ltd., which operates the National Space Centre in the United Kingdom. From June 2005 to June 2010, Mr. Vos was a director of our United Kingdom subsidiary, One Horizon Group plc (formerly SatCom Group Holdings plc) (“One Horizon UK”), and from October 2006 to June 2010, was also Chairman. One Horizon UK was listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM:SGH) from July 2005 to March 2010. Mr. Vos served as a director of TerreStar Europe Ltd., a former start-up business seeking to provide mobile satellite services in Europe from October 2008 to October 2010. Mr. Vos was chairman of the Telecommunications and Navigation Advisory Board of the British National Space Centre (subsequently replaced by the United Kingdom Space Agency) between 2003 and 2009. From September 2006 to June 2009, Mr. Vos was a director of Avanti Screenmedia Group plc, formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ASG), which provided satellite and other services. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Vos was an advisor on government relations for Inmarsat PLC (“Inmarsat”), a British satellite telecommunications public company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT) and a member of the FTSE 250 Index. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Vos served as Chairman of Inmarsat (formerly Inmarsat Ventures plc). From April 2004 to July 2005, he was non-executive chairman of Inmedia Communications Ltd., a provider of fixed satellite-based services in the United Kingdom. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Vos served as a member of the board of the European Satellite Operator’s Association, which represents the interests of European satellite operators to various European Union institutions. From 1995 to 2000, he was head of Satellite Investments, British Telecommunications PLC (“BT”), one of the world’s leading communications services companies, in which he was responsible for the management of BT’s investments of approximately ₤200 million in three intergovernmental satellite organizations, Eutelsat, Inmarsat and Intelsat. During this period, Mr. Vos also served as a governor of the United Kingdom and Ireland for Intelsat, the leading provider of satellite services worldwide, and a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:I). He also served as Intelsat’s vice-chairman of the board and chairman of the audit and budget and finance committees from 1997 to 1998, and as Chairman of Intelsat from 1998 to 1999. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Vos served as a director of the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (“ETNO”), and from 1994 to 1995 served as its chairman. From 1969 to 2000, Mr. Vos served in various positions within BT, including regional director Europe and chief executive officer of an affiliate company, BT France SA.
Mr. Vos obtained his Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Modern Languages from University of London in 1968, and his Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston Polytechnic in 1973. He is a member of the Institute of Directors.