VocaLink has appointed Richard Hooper CBE to its board as senior independent director, effective 1 May 2008. This announcement comes after news of VocaLink’s funding initiative to select a new investor to help drive the business forward. This appointment underscores the company’s commitment to strengthen its board with broad business experience and deep industry expertise. Hooper brings with him over 30 years’ experience in the media and telecommunications industry. He holds a variety of positions at board level, most notably with Yell Group, and recently stood down from the board of Informa after 10 years, where he developed and grew its businesses. Hooper was also the founding deputy chairman of Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries and a former chairman of the Radio Authority.
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