About Us

Rod Smith - Executive Chairman

Prior to joining NGNuk Rod's most recent post was as Managing Director of telecoms solutions provider, Marconi plc from 1990 to 2006. He brings with him a wealth of experience having worked with many of the telecommunications operators in the UK. In addition to being responsible for the direct business partnerships with Marconi's UK customers, Rod oversaw several major product development programmes and managed field operations in the UK. Rod was a member of the Marconi executive board and served on several operational boards within the group.

Following the sale of Marconi, Rod took a career break of 12 months to pursue some private interests including sailing a yacht across the Atlantic and competing in a number of offshore races.

Rod Smith is also Chairman of OTA2 (The Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator)

Peter Ryde - Commercial Director

Peter was Director, Wholesale Services at ntl between 1999 and 2006. He was responsible for managing all commercial activity with other Carriers, ISPs and Systems Integrators.

He grew the business ten fold to over £200m p.a. during his tenure. Peter managed the interconnect team within ntl until 2005. Prior to joining ntl, Peter was Director-Business Development at Eastern Group Telecom. providing construction and co-location services to international telecommunications operators. Prior to 1997 Peter held a variety of sales, marketing and product roles within BT, Mercury and Northern Telecom/ STC.

Peter has an MBA from City University, London.