Hyperoptic, the UK’s largest gigabit broadband provider, has appointed Peter White as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Naleena Gururani as Chief People Officer (CPO). Both report into Dana Tobak, Hyperoptic’s Co-founder & CEO.
Hyperoptic’s accelerated growth plan will see it invest in its infrastructure to pass two million homes with its full fibre network by 2021 and five million homes by 2024.
Peter joins Hyperoptic from Workshare, a leading SaaS provider where he was also CFO. Previously he also held CFO positions at Lumata, a business to business mobile marketing technology services group, as well as at Ceskee Radiokomunikace, a provider of broadcasting, tower infrastructure and telecommunications services in the Czech Republic. Earlier in his career Peter was Corporate Finance Director at mobile network operator 3, having joined when it was a startup, he helped grow it to revenues of over £1.5bn with four million customers.
Naleena joins Hyperoptic from telecoms provider, Lebara where she worked for ten years in a range of senior HR roles, most recently as Global HR Director. Prior to that she was Head of International Recruitment at Infosys, a global leader in digital services and consulting. She also advises innovation-led start-ups in building people strategies around change management and growth.
At Hyperoptic, Naleena will lead a 30+ HR team across Hyperoptic’s UK and Belgrade offices. She will be taking a strategic lead in developing and implementing transformational programmes to build a strong culture, centred around a people-focused operating model and positive employee experience.
Peter White, CFO, Hyperopic said, “Hyperoptic is one of the UK’s most exciting technology scaleups. I am delighted to be joining the company’s executive leadership team at such a pivotal time in its growth and using my experience in developing streamlined financial functions that will support the company as it scales.”