Press Release: digEcor appoints global technology stalwart to board


digEcor is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Denny to the Board of the Company effective 1st October. Richard spent 24 years as a senior executive with global satellite provider Inmarsat in global engineering and operational roles, retiring in 2012, and presently sits on a number of Boards in different industries.

Richard joined Inmarsat in 1988 and held a number of positions across the technical and operational functions of the business. From 1998 to 2008, Mr Denny held the position of Vice President of Satellite and Network Operations, responsible for Inmarsat’s fleet of satellites, network operations activities, satellite gateways, spectrum regulatory and spectrum management activities and satellite navigation services. In 2009, Mr Denny assumed a new role in heading up the engineering activities across Inmarsat, including new product and service development, systems engineering and Inmarsat’s new IsatPhone Pro hand-held satellite phone.

Prior to joining Inmarsat, Mr. Denny worked with AUSSAT (now OPTUS) in Australia, in the establishment of the company’s satellite control facilities and subsequent launch and in-orbit operations of their first generation satellites. Prior again he held various positions in the satellite control and satellite communications field with the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (now part of Telstra), an Australian international communications carrier. These roles primarily involved satellite launch and in-orbit support activities for Intelsat and the European Space Agency


David Withers, Chief Executive comments, “Richard’s wealth of experience with a global technology business will be an asset to the continued expansion and overall success of digEcor. We are delighted to have Richard join the Board.”

Richard commented “Being able to contribute to a business as exciting as digEcor is something I will enjoy immensely. The business has achieved significant advances in capabilities and game-changing solutions in a short space of time and I look forward to working with David, the Board and the excellent team assembled in furthering the success of digEcor”.

RIchard Denny is a long-time industry executive. Image: digEcor

About digEcor

digEcor is an established and highly regarded IFE industry innovator. It was the first to introduce portable Audio Video On Demand inflight entertainment and today has grown to offer a suite of inflight products and solutions to meet passengers’ wide-ranging needs. digEcor’s Integrated Flight Experience is a low-cost, flexible solution that enhances the passengers’ experience across all areas of inflight service from entertainment to power and lighting through to crew and passenger connectivity. Founded in 2000, digEcor is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and has additional offices in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit