– UK, London – Cable & Wireless Communications Plc today announces that Barbara Thoralfsson will join the Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director from 7 January 2015. She will also become a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Barbara has extensive experience in the Telecoms industry having been CEO of Netcom ASA, Norway’s second largest network operator between 2001-2005, and a Non-executive Director of Tandberg ASA, a leading global supplier of video conferencing systems.  Barbara is currently a Non-executive Director of Telenor ASA, a leading mobile operator in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Sir Richard Lapthorne, Cable & Wireless Communications Chairman commented: “On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to welcome Barbara Thoralfsson as a Non-executive Director. Her extensive experience in the Telecoms industry will enable her to make a valuable contribution to the Board.  As a Cuban American who grew up in Miami, she also has a strong connection with our target region.”

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