Thomas joins the free-to-air satellite platform from fintech start-up, Novastone Media, where he was also head of product, responsible for strategic vision and the development of a web, iOS and Android app; as well as integrations with external public IM channels such as WhatsApp and WeChat, and developing new features in areas including machine learning, AI, chat bots and data leakage protection.
Prior to Novastone, Thomas worked as a consultant at mobile web development specialist, Atlas Mobile, and worked as a product lead in Sky’s interactive team.
He started his career in the operations department of broadcaster, Cellcast, where, over eight years, he moved from technician to VP, Services.
Alistair Thom, Managing Director at Freesat, said: “David’s appointment is key in this crucial year for Freesat. His diverse experience is invaluable as we look to connect with both new and existing customers in a number of innovative and exciting ways.”