Kieron Osmotherly, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
M: +44 (0) 7771 148001

In 2012, Kieron identified an information gap: the separation of telecom infrastructure assets from retail telecoms, and the inauguration of an independent telecom tower industry, had taken place in the US and largely in India, but this transformational change was only starting to take root in other markets, and few people understood it. While many stakeholders didn’t understand the towerco business model, others didn’t understand what assets the towercos owned, what they might acquire next, and what M&A, improvement capex and energy efficiency investments they needed to undertake to drive value. TowerXchange was formed to fill that information gap; an editorially independent research firm and community host created to consolidate insights from the top 200-250 stakeholders in each regional tower industry. We started out in Africa, but the quality and focus of our research quickly drew us into CALA, Asia and more recently Europe and China: the footprint of TowerXchange now extends beyond emerging markets to cover every tower market in the world – except the mature US market, which we may start covering in 2017.

Kieron Osmotherly is a renowned TMT community host with seventeen years experience. Previously, Kieron was Managing Director of TMT and Clarion, where he launched the world’s largest community for Mobile Money practitioners. Kieron also has direct experience of M&A having introduced, led the due diligence and then managed the integration of £multi-million acquisition Avren Events, a boutique network telecoms events business. Prior to this, Kieron launched and hosted the Digital Asset Management User Community, driving this niche digital media software market from six early adopters to over 1,000.

Annabelle Mayhew, Chief Commercial Officer
M: +44 (0) 7423 512588

Annabelle has over six years of experience of sales strategy and key account management for startup businesses in technology and emerging markets. Having spent considerable lengths of time on the ground working in both Africa and Asia she has an understanding and appreciation of the differing demands of the emerging markets. Annabelle drives the monetisation of the TowerXchange community through the sale of exhibitions and sponsorship at our events, plus page and web advertising.

Arianna Neri, Managing Director, Americas and Asia
M: +39 338 111 2103

Arianna builds relationships with key tower industry stakeholders in the Americas, preparing the programme for our TowerXchange Meetups, and maintaining our coverage of the region in the TowerXchange Journal. Arianna launched TowerXchange’s Asia practice before focusing fulltime on the Americas. Arianna is crossing over to telecoms from previous roles hosting communities and events for oil and gas infrastructure, where she has spent over four years working for Clarion Events and Jacob Fleming. Arianna has a degree in law from Università di Bologna, and she speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Laura Graves, Managing Director, EMEA
M: +27 72 815 9052

Heading up the EMEA region for TowerXChange, Laura brings 10 years’ experience in market research, analysis & the production of live events and multi-media communications. Combining experience working in infrastructure, renewable energy & finance sectors globally, Laura is now based in South Africa extending TowerXchange’s footprint and presence on the continent whilst building TowerXchange’s coverage of the emerging European and Middle Eastern independent towerco markets.

Frances Rose, Head of Europe
M: +44 (0) 7793 045718

Frances has over ten years experience of creating market leading events, primarily in telecoms and technology, for WBR, Arena and Clarion Conferences, where she worked with TowerXchange Founder Kieron Osmotherly. Frances validated and launched TowerXchange’s research practice in Europe, she leads our editorial coverage of the region, and she has extensive contacts with the region’s leading towercos. Frances lives and works from home near Bristol in the UK.

Christie Liu, Head of Asia
M: +86 184 1103 6391

Christie is responsible for business development and research coverage across Asia, including China, one of the must-watch markets home to the largest towerco in the world. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Christie brings eight years of experience in market research, relationship building, writing, and events. Previously she worked at Strategy Institute, a provider of business intelligence and conferences across multiple industries and topic areas. Christie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts in journalism.

Jo Jefferies, Assistant to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer
M:  +44 (0) 7798861711

Jo is an accomplished Executive Assistant and a proven Implementation Project Manager with a career history steeped in working alongside senior executives at Board and Group Board level to achieve strategic goals.

As Assistant to Kieron Osmotherly, the Founder and CEO of Towerxchange, Jo brings over twenty years’ experience and exposure to several markets including Banking, Waste to Energy, Rail, Power, Legal and Compliance and Engineering within the Oil and Gas industry together with a substantial knowledge base for the practical application of disciplines such as project management, software and programme implementation, full life-cycle I.T., finance, sales and marketing, human resource, business development, operations, commercial and continuous improvement.

Jo will continue to drive process excellence in all aspects of the business.

Toya Smith, Senior Manager, Operations
M: +44 (0) 7831 260476

With a background in Hospitality and Events spanning over ten years and a degree covering International Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Event Management, Toya’s experience provides a well-rounded comprehension of the events world which adds a key dimension to the TowerXchange team. Toya organises the logistics of our regional Meetups, from sourcing venues, suppliers and co-ordinating the setup of our events down to the finest detail, which all contributes to making our Meetups a global success  Alongside this Toya engages directly with our exhibitors and sponsors, ensuring our clients obtain the maximum exposure of their brand in the lead up to and during our events.

Harpreet Sohanpal, Global Marketing Director, CALA & Asia

Harpreet has over ten years of marketing experience, during which time she has specialised in creating highly personalised, content-rich campaigns for niche telecoms communities. A passionate and strategic B2B marketer with experience in online and offline marketing, community partnership building, multiple event management, lead generation, managing project teams, and building and maintaining successful online industry communities within LinkedIn and Twitter. Harpreet leads TowerXchange’s communication strategy, media and association relationships and database development strategy.

Zara Nathan, Managing Director, The Future Network & InvestmentXchange
M +44 (0)7825517623

Zara joins TowerXchange from HSBC’s Equity Sales team, where she worked as a stockbroker in the Oil & Gas sector.   Zara is also an experienced conference producer and online community host, having run successful events all around the world, in both the Oil & Gas and TMT sectors. Zara launched an international community for Women in the Oil & Gas Sector, providing them access to board level positions, and equipping them with the skills and the access needed to achieve the next step in their careers.

Zara is fully FCA qualified and joins the TowerXchange team to consolidate and reach out into the finance and investment communities, to further explore and carry out due diligence into possible new TowerXchange ventures.

Angeli Dean, Commercial and Marketing Administrator
M +44 (0)7467093313

Angeli joins Towerxchange and brings with her a wealth of experience in personnel and administration and is CIPD qualified.  With strong relationship and organisational skills, Angeli holds a key function encompassing all of the TowerXchange team but provides support and interaction specifically across the Commercial and Marketing departments.

Angeli has over ten years’ experience in assisting senior management with their day-to-day issues and to positive problem resolution.  Angeli thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and will bring further structure and enhanced communication to both the team and its patrons.

Sarah Kerr, Commercial Manager CALA and Asia
M +44 (0)7714 775700

Sarah is responsible for key relationship management and development for TowerXchange throughout the Americas and Asia regions, spending the majority of her time engaging with and providing market intel to delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. Sarah’s primary objective is to ensure that she provides tailored client experiences at our global Meetups.  Sarah has over five years’ experience in account management, sales and business development; her particular focus has previously been directed on renewable energy and conservation.

A native of New Hampshire, USA, Sarah now finds herself settled in ‘Old Hampshire’ UK, having obtained a BSc in Environment and Coastal Management from Bournemouth University.

Alexandria Macbeth, Head of Marketing, EMEA
M. +44 (0) 7736 683856

Alexandria has over 12 years of global B2B and B2C marketing experience covering strategy, positioning and complex campaign planning including; multi-channel campaigns, subscription campaigns, customer life-cycle management, new product launches, event management, channel comms, digital project management, video production, webinars and internal comms.

A dedicated B2B marketer who integrates traditional marketing tools with the latest marketing strategies, an analytical worker who enjoys the planning and strategic aspects of the role, Alexandria is TowerXchange’s Head of Marketing, EMEA, and is also project leading our move into subscription and business intelligence services.

BLACKLIGHT Design Agency

BLACKLIGHT is the creative force behind the TowerXchange branding, website development and elegant presentation of the TowerXchange journal. We have over 10 years of design and branding experience and national campaigns. We specialise in brand development across online media and print offering a total creative solution for new and established businesses.