Three UK appoints Belinda Finch as Chief Information Officer

  • Belinda is responsible for Three’s ICT strategy, with a key focus area of leading Three’s IT transformation programme
  • Three also announces that Peter Gilson has taken on the role of Director of RAN for Three UK

Three UK announces the appointment of Belinda Finch as its new Chief Information Officer, responsible for its Digital and ICT strategy.

Belinda will be bringing together all existing IT functions at Three UK under one management team. In this new role, she will be responsible for delivering the final stages of our IT transformation programme, working with Three’s product teams to drive system improvements that will drive a better customer experience.

Belinda has a wealth of experience in telecommunications and utilities infrastructure, having previously held a Group CIO and Chief of Staff role at Centrica, and 8 years in digital transformation roles at Vodafone.

In her new function, Belinda will lead a team of 130 employees, with additional contractor and partner resources.

Belinda Finch, Chief Information Officer Three UK said: “I’m delighted to be joining Three UK at this exciting time. It’s great to take the baton and lead the next chapter of Three’s transformation programme.

Through working across all the functions at Three UK and bringing together all our IT capability into one team, we can deliver great customer benefits from our new IT infrastructure.”

Three also announces that Peter Gilson has taken on the role of Director of RAN for Three UK.

Peter is responsible for the design, build and performance of Three UK’s network, using Three’s 100MHz of contiguous spectrum to deliver the UK’s fastest 5G network and enhance its 4G network.

With more than 20 years of industry experience with roles for telecoms operators and vendors, Peter took on his current role in September 2020 having most recently worked at O2, managing the relationship with Vodafone and Cornerstone as part of their network sharing agreement.

Susan Buttsworth, Chief Operating Officer Three UK said: “Having a robust and leading IT strategy and senior-level focus on our network is integral to our success. It underpins everything we do, from getting the best from our technology, to offering best in class systems to serve our customers.

We’re really excited to have Belinda and Peter joining Three UK leading these key pieces of work.”

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