New CEO at Newcastle train wi-fi firm Nomad Digital

Newcastle-based train wi-fi company Nomad Digital said its chief operating officer Reece Donovan has been appointed CEO from March 1 after Andrew Taylor stepped down.

Taylor will continue at Nomad in a non-executive capacity, acting as an advisor to Nomad’s supervisory board and will continue in his role as chairman of Nomad Tech, Nomad’s joint venture with EMEF.

In December, French transport giant Alstom signed an agreement for the acquisition of Nomad Digital from Amadeus Capital Partners, SEB Venture Capital and Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments.

Nomad has 13 offices worldwide — in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Canada, Australia and the United States.

In the UK, Nomad’s passenger WiFi services are deployed on 75% of all WiFi connected trains.

Nomad Digital chairman Dominique Heynard said: “I would like to congratulate Reece on his new appointment, and to thank Andrew for his contribution to Nomad during the last four years.

“Nomad has an exciting vision and strategy, and is recognised as the pioneer and leader in the gigital train.

“In Reece, we have a strong and highly-respected leader, who has in-depth knowledge of the business, deep customer understanding and the technical breadth to take Nomad forward in its next stage of development and growth.”

Donovan said: “Backed by Alstom, we have a very exciting future, and I look forward to working with our team, our customers and our other stakeholders to build an even stronger set of relationships.”