Advisory Board MemberPeter Jackson
Peter Jackson, Advisory Board Member of Longsight, is an experienced business executive with over 40 years of management and operating experience. He has served in a wide range of positions from operations, marketing and management to Chairman, Chief Executive and Director of public and private companies. Mr. Jackson’s business experience is very broad, and he has particular expertise in telecommunications.
Following his training with British Telecom, Mr. Jackson joined Cable & Wireless in 1970. During his twenty successful years with Cable & Wireless, he accumulated a very broad range of experience, including design, construction, marketing and management of telecommunications systems in the Caribbean, the United Arab Emirates, Macau and China.
In 1993, Mr. Jackson was seconded by to Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co Ltd (AsiaSat) by Cable & Wireless, one of its founding shareholders, as Chief Executive Officer. AsiaSat was Asia’s first private regional satellite operator which pioneered satellite television broadcasting for the region by launching its first regional satellite.
Under his leadership, AsiaSat grew to a fleet of four powerful pan Asian satellites, and Mr. Jackson successfully built the world’s most watched broadcast platform providing access to over 53 countries and regions, and 66% of the world’s population.
He also successfully diversified AsiaSat’s business and services by forming satellite related ventures that would contribute to the company’s revenue growth. These ventures include SpeedCast Limited, a leading broadband Internet and multimedia service provider in Asia where he also served as Chairman.
Mr. Jackson listed AsiaSat on both the Hong Kong and New York stock exchanges in 1996 and operated a business during turbulent market times in Asia, earning profits each year, even in the difficult years following the 1997 financial crisis, SARS and birds’ flu.
He successfully managed the significant challenge of dealing with China and British regulatory environments through the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, negotiating with other satellite operators and other regulatory bodies to ensure the flawless delivery of services to its customers.
Mr. Jackson served on the Board of PTC and the Board of The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) in various positions including Treasurer since 1997.
AsiaSat won a number of leading industry awards under Mr. Jackson’s leadership, including, on multiple occasions, the “Best Asian Satellite Carrier” in the Telecom Asia Awards and the “Satellite Communications Service Provider of the Year in Asia Pacific” Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards, among others.
Mr. Jackson’s personal awards include, in 2006 the Chairman’s award from CASBAA and the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)’s Satellite Executive of the Year Award, in 2009 he was inducted into the SSPI’s Satellite Hall of Fame, and in 2010 he was awarded the CASBAA Lifetime achievement award.
He served as a Director and Chairman of Daum a public company in South Korea, which is the second largest internet, provider in the country. During his period on the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee Daum was voted to have the “Best Practice” for corporate governance for years 2008, 2009 and 2010 among the KOSDAQ listed companies.
Mr. Jackson is currently a Director of AsiaSat. He is also a Director of SpeedCast International Limited a Satellite service provider that is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.