About us

The OTA2 team

Rod Smith

Rod has worked in the telecoms industry for over 25 years, primarily within the vendor community in a number of senior Sales and General Management roles. Prior to joining OTA2 in 2007 his most recent post was as Managing Director of telecoms solutions provider, Marconi plc where he worked from 1990 to 2006.

David Halliday

David has held a number of senior management positions in telecoms companies nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the OTA2 in 2009, he worked within Pipex and Tiscali where he developed an Industry wide knowledge of LLU and WLR. David is the lead of the OTA2 team.

Mark Dalziel

Mark has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining OTA2 in 2007 he held senior roles in Marconi and KCOM. Mark had a background in Network Design, Build and Operation. Within the OTA2 Team Mark takes responsibility for Passive Networks and High Bandwidth Business Products.

Peter Ryde

Prior to joining the team in 2007, Peter was Director, Wholesale Services at NTL between 1999 and 2006. He was responsible for managing all Sales, Service and Product activity with other Carriers, ISPs and Systems Integrators. Peter also managed the interconnect team within NTL. Since 2007, Peter has supported the interests of Business CPs within OTA2 and has led the contractual negotiations for service level agreements and guarantees.

Jim Reilly

Jim is a seasoned operation’s professional with many years’ experience working at a senior level. Prior to joining OTA2, Jim worked with Cable & Wireless and BT serving the Business Market. Jim has an established track record as an effective leader that tackles business challenges in an open and thorough way.