Gillian French appointed Chief People Officer

Cubic Telecom strengthens its Senior Leadership Team with the appointment of a new Chief People Officer


Cubic Telecom has established a new senior management role to further build on the talents of its people with the appointment of Gillian French as its Chief People Officer. Gillian brings with her extensive experience and a proven track record in the areas of business strategy, leadership development and employee engagement. Gillian will oversee all aspects of people development, culture, relationships, policies and practices at Cubic Telecom. She will perform a central role in implementing well-being initiatives and increasing operational flexibility, while also working with each team to drive the company’s corporate strategy.

Cubic Telecom CEO, Barry Napier, said “The most valuable asset of our business is our people. By appointing a CPO with unique people and leadership management skill-set such as Gillian’s, we are demonstrating our commitment to enhancing Cubic’s culture for the long-term. We believe that investing in high-performing employees and teams has been a major contributor to our success to date. Gillian will help our people to tap into their full potential and achieve greater success for themselves and our customers.  We welcome Gillian as a valued addition to our Senior Leadership Team here at Cubic.”

In her previous role as Chief People Officer at CarTrawler, Gillian spent 12 years as an integral member of the leadership team helping to drive growth through leadership and coaching programmes, while cultivating a positive culture at the company. Prior to CarTrawler Gillian held several management roles at Jurys Doyle Hotel Group. Gillian has been recognized for empowering female leaders by winning the Deloitte Fast 50 ‘Leading Female’ award in 2017 and has completed a program in Executive Women in Leadership at IMD.

Gillian said about her appointment “Cubic Telecom has become a market leader in connectivity management solutions and has a very impressive portfolio of customers globally. I am thrilled at the opportunity to join such an innovative, fast-paced team and look forward to strengthening the team’s foundation during this period of rapid growth.”

About Cubic Telecom

Cubic Telecom delivers innovative IoT connected software solutions to Automotive, Agriculture, and Transport manufacturers. Its ecosystem of revenue-generating services combines real-time analytics with global connectivity in 190 countries, always aligned to regional regulatory requirements.

Its global connected software platform PACE is used by leading companies around the world including Audi, Microsoft, Kymeta, Panasonic Automotive, Volkswagen, CNH Industrial, Skoda, e.GO Mobile and Arrival.

Headed by CEO Barry Napier, the company is privately held with over €110 million in funding by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, Qualcomm, Valid, the European Investment Bank, Enterprise Ireland, and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, among others.

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