For 25 years, Datasat Communications has been helping shape the remote communications industry. Many of the original founders are still working with the company and have been joined by other industry leaders to create a strong, visionary management team.

Phil Emmel, Managing Director

Founder and owner of Datasat Communications, Phil developed the company from a projects-based operation into an internationally acclaimed global VSAT network operator.

Harry Westropp, Chairman

Harry is a seasoned chairman with a career spanning several decades holding senior roles throughout. He has held CEO positions within Corporate Finance and Management in a number of industries. Most recently Harry was CEO and Chairman of Norbain plc, the largest European distributor and manufacturer of CCTV and security products. Separately to Datasat, Harry is Chairman and Non-Exec Director of Agrivert Limited, Throgmorton Trust plc and Belvoir Cordials.

Mike Acheson, Chief Financial Officer

As a highly experienced CFO, Mike has previously held CFO positions within companies in the fields of technology, financial services, distribution, media and mining. Mike was joint founder and CEO of a financial services group and built it to a turnover of £40 million with operations in 4 European countries. In 2002 he set up a money remittance business for the group, building it to having operations in 60 countries.