NEW APPOINTMENTS AT AFFINITY Thursday 24 May 2001 PDF Print Affinity makes senior management appointments to bolster new operating structure Affinity Internet Holdings plc today announced four new senior appointments to reflect the new operating structure, comprising three main business divisions: Affinity Internet, Affinity Telecoms and Affinity Commerce (see accompanying announcement for further information). Each of the three business divisions is being overseen by a Group Director selected to reflect their expertise in each sector, with the addition of a new UK CEO to spearhead operations. June May has been appointed the new CEO of UK Operations to enable Wayne Lochner to take a more strategic role as Global CEO and focus on the International expansion of Affinity. June originally joined Affinity as a non-executive board member in 1999 and has held senior management positions for industry heavyweights including Informix and Novell for the last 10 years. Danny Sullivan joins Affinity from BT Ignite Internet Services Division as the Affinity Internet Group Director. Danny was instrumental in the formation of BT's Internet Service Provider (ISP) Group in 1999. He was also involved in the creation of BT's ISP Strategy and became Vice President Channel and Specialist Sales BT Ignite. Danny's key responsibility with Affinity Internet is to continue to oversee a period of strong growth for the company and grow Virtual Internet Service Provider (VISP) services in new sectors. Affinity Telecom will be overseen by Gary Sheppard as Group Director. Gary has been responsible for the very successful growth of Advanced Telecom for the last 15 years before it became part of Affinity Internet Holdings in January 2001. Peter Cosgrove has been appointed Group Director of Affinity Commerce, the portals and content management division, following his in-depth involvement with Affinity's eCRM platform as joint venture business manager. Prior to his new role, Peter was the COO of Affinity Internet Holdings. Before joining Affinity, Peter completed over 30 mergers and acquisitions in five different countries in his role as Group Managing Director for Lex. Peter negotiated distribution agreements with Japanese, Korean, American, and European companies. Wayne Lochner, Global CEO, commented: "Affinity's operating structure has evolved to reflect the market demand for integrated solutions. With the introduction of the three main business divisions it was essential that we have high-calibre senior management to encourage growth and profitability throughout the business." For further information contact: Midnight Communications (business and trade media enquiries) Anna Greenaway / Antony Mayfield Tel: 01273 666200 Email: Affinity@midnight.co.uk Affinity Internet Holdings (investor and general enquiries) Nikki Redfern Tel: 020 7670 1155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org About Affinity Internet Holdings PLC Affinity is a provider of white-label, Internet and telecoms services and technologies to major brands, including Tiny Computers, Powergen, Royal Bank of Scotland and Egg. Founded in 1995 Affinity employs over 200 people in Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UK:AIH). It comprises three main business divisions: Affinity Internet is the UK's biggest provider of Virtual Internet Service Provision (VISP) with over 150 branded ISPs running across its infrastructure in the UK alone. It offers a full range of SME and ISP packages through its client brands including metered and un-metered, narrowband and broadband (ADSL). Affinity Telecom offers brandable fixed and wireless telephony services as well as a pioneering convergent billing platform based on the industry-leading Geneva technology. Affinity Commerce offers brandable web, mobile and iTV content, e-commerce, software, portals and advanced customer relationship management (CRM) services. Affinity has built its technologies and services working with companies regarded as the best in their respective fields, including strategic partners: ICL, Cisco Systems, and ClientLogic. Other key relationships include Cable & Wireless, British Telecom, COLT, Vodafone UK, Applied Psychology Research (APR) and Synigence. For more information about Affinity visit the WWW: http://www.affinity.uk.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Midnight Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.