Cookie Policy

We use cookies to help provide you with the best experience using our website.
If you're happy to accept cookies, continue to browse our site or click continue and we'll close this message.

Find out more

Talk to us


Michael Butler, Non-Executive Chairman

Michael has held various senior roles in general management, sales and marketing in telecommunications businesses, including as President and Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board Director of Inmarsat plc. He was previously Managing Director of MCI Worldcom UK. He is currently a director of several other companies, including Non-Executive Chairman of Broadband Satellite Services Limited, and is a Non-Executive Director of Synectics PLC, an AIM-listed provider of integrated security & surveillance systems.

Board Committee Membership: Member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committees.


Jimmy Wales, Non-Executive Director

Jimmy is the founder of the free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia which is read by more than 500 million users every month and has 18 billion page views. He is a board member of the Wikimedia Foundation a non-profit charitable organization. Jimmy holds a degree in Finance from Auburn University and a Masters in finance from the University of Alabama.

Marisa Cassoni, Non-Executive Director

Marisa is a chartered accountant and finance professional with more than 35 years of experience. Her expansive career includes corporate finance, investigations and restructuring across a variety of industries and jurisdictions. She moved into commerce, joining the Prudential Group where she progressed through a series of senior finance roles to the position of finance director of the UK Division, following which she became the finance director of Britannic plc. Between 2001 and 2005 she was the finance director of the former Post Office (subsequently the Royal Mail), and joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2006 as their finance director, before retiring last year. She is currently a non-executive director at AO World Plc, Skipton Building Society and GFI Group, Inc.

Board Committee Membership: Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committees.


Juliet Rosenfeld, Non-Executive Director

Juliet is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and corporate psychology consultant. She previously worked as an advisor to the Permanent Secretary on Marketing and Government Communications in the Cabinet Office and prior to that in advertising for St Luke's Advertising and J Walter Thompson. Juliet is the widow of the late Andrew Rosenfeld, co-founder of the Company.


Julia Simpson, Non-Executive Director

Julia is Chief of Staff at International Airlines Group (IAG), a FTSE-100 company. She is responsible for global communications, government relations and executive administration and business services. Previously Head of Corporate Communications at British Airways, since 2007. Prior to British Airways, Julia was adviser to the UK Prime Minister on strategic communication issues. She held a number of key communication positions in government and the public sector, including: assistant chief executive at the London Borough of Camden; and head of communications at the Communication Workers Union. She started her career as a journalist. She is a graduate of Warwick University in Spanish and European Studies. She is on the Boards of British Airways and Iberia.




Sam Tillotson, Acting Chief Executive Officer

Sam joined TPO in May 2012 as one of its first employees and is responsible for the operational aspects of the Group. Previously he worked at Blyk and Alcatel-Lucent where he worked on the development, launch and management of platforms for mobile operators across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


A K Zwart, Acting Finance Director

AK is an ACCA-qualified accountant with over 25 years of experience gained in multi-national companies such as Dell, Xerox and Capgemini.




Andrew Rosenfeld - Former Chairman and Co-Founder

Sadly, Andrew passed away on 8th February 2015.

Andrew was the founder, former Chief Executive and Chairman of Minerva plc, the property investment and development group. The company was founded with an issued share capital of £70,500 and when Andrew stepped down as Chairman in 2006, the Company was amongst the FTSE 250 and valued at over £600 million. Since Minerva, Andrew has been an active private investor.

He will be sorely missed and we endeavour to continue to create the vision of The People’s Operator that he built with us.

The People's Operator plc is a company registered in England and Wales with a company number 09083874.
Registered office address 53/54 Chocolate Studios, 7 Shepherdess Place, London N1 7LJ