Brian Condon

Brian is a board director of CBN with over 20 years experience as a consultant and business developer. His work includes negotiating telecoms joint ventures in Ukraine, scenario planning for business and government and leading business development activity and client relationships. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

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Adrian Wooster

Adrian is a board director of CBN, where he specialises in next generation broadband strategy and architecture. Adrian has worked for more than 20 years in the international telecommunications industry, and been actively involved in the community-based broadband initiatives since the UK began deploying broadband, and is currently working with BDUK on delivering SFB in the “final 10%”.

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Shaun Fensom

Shaun Fensom is a Chair of CBN with particular expertise in digital infrastructure renewal for social and economic development and 25 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked with public, private and third sector bodies advising on technical, business and governance questions in building and operating new infrastructure, including next generation networks and open hosting facilities.

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Steve Spillane

Steve is a board director of CBN and involved in a variety of SFB projects focusing on stakeholder engagement, commercial and rural activities.

Steve founded Village Internet and Broadband Ltd (, in early 2002 providing wireless broadband to several rural communities unable to get fixed line broadband, including obtaining grant support from Regional Development Agencies, County and District Councils.

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Marit Hendriks

Marit Hendriks is a marketing specialist with a background in consumer marketing. She has a BA in human resources management from the University of Eindhoven (HBO) and an MBA from the University of Kent at Canterbury Business School. She has experience of managing the marketing process for public sector organisations with a particular focus on cultural issues.

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Daniel Heery

Daniel is a CBN board director and established Cybermoor, the first rural broadband co-operative providing wireless first generation broadband to the community of Alston Moor in Cumbria.  This demonstrated how social enterprises could innovate to deliver high quality, high speed broadband.   Daniel continues advise community organisations, the public and private sector on how the innovative use of technology can make a real difference to people’s lives.

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