Richard Cunliffe joins secure connectivity specialist CSL as product and innovation director

Richard Cunliffe

Richard Cunliffe

CSL, the provider of secure connectivity for M2M/Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has announced the appointment of Richard Cunliffe as product and innovation director. Cunliffe joins CSL with over 15 years’ experience in the mobile Internet and data sector. He has contributed to the success of both corporate and international start-ups including Hive, one of the largest connected home providers in the UK and Arqiva (a leading UK communications infrastructure company central to millions of vital connections).

Cunliffe previously co-founded BOZII back in 2003, having identified a market opportunity to offer growing numbers of Wi-Fi users the ability to obtain broadband Internet connectivity at any ‘hotspot’ worldwide.

Having joined CSL after four years at Hive, Cunliffe commented: “I’m delighted to have joined such an innovative and fast-growing company. I believe there are great market opportunities out there for CSL and I’m looking forward to starting in my new role.”

Ed Heale, CSL’s CEO, commented: “Richard has an excellent track record of developing new business and delivering new propositions. He’s a proven entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the M2M/IoT market and will be instrumental in delivering our growth ambitions.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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