CMA Appoints Carolyn Kimber as New Chairman

Focus is on making the organisation more inclusive for all communications professionals from throughout enterprise and the value chain.

CMA has announced that it has appointed Carolyn Kimber as its new chairman from January 1st for a two year period. Replacing outgoing chairman Phil Sayer, Carolyn is set to ensure the organisation continues to be more inclusive to the entire communications community, representing business professionals from throughout the channel. At the same time she is intent on forging stronger relations with organisations such as OFCOM to represent the views and needs of the business user.

Carolyn has been a CMA member since 1988 and was a Trustee for six years from 1999. She was elected CMA Chairman for a period of three years, standing down at the beginning of 2005.

Carolyn is director of WiTT, Women in Telecommunications and Technology. Carolyn is also an elected member of PITCOM, the Parliamentary IT Committee, Council and serves on its Programme and Communications Committees.

Carolyn’s career has spanned International Global Networking Management for a Trans-Atlantic Container shipping company, Independent Consultancy for a variety major transportation organisations, being part of an SME start up offering CRM analysis services, strategic management support working in a Corporate offshore call centre and external relationship activity for a number of UK clients.

One of Carolyn’s key priorities as CMA chairman is to ensure that the UK Government continues to closely monitor the broadband access market, where she feels the UK is still lagging behind.