Sean Royce is the managing director of KCOM’s Hull and East Yorkshire business.
He joined KCOM in 1989 and has been at the centre of many of the company’s milestones including the launch of the world’s first commercial deployment of interactive TV and Video On Demand over broadband, the first all-you-can-eat internet packages in the UK. He was responsible for the company starting and completing its full fibre network, which now reaches more than 200,000 properties across Hull and East Yorkshire and is the UK standard bearer for world-class FTTP broadband.
Since joining the company Sean has held a number of senior commercial and product related roles within KCOM, including finance and commercial operations director, managing director of the group’s technology, services and operations division before taking the reins of the Hull and East Yorkshire operation in 2018.
He is actively involved in the local business community – as well as being a board member of the East Yorkshire branch of the Institute of Directors, he’s a governor at Hull’s Ron Dearing UTC and also helped establish Hull’s ground-breaking tech hub, Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) and is on the board there. He is chairman of Hull City’s charitable arm, Tigers Sports & Educational Trust and a director at charity Run With It, both of which aim to raise educational standards, aspirations and life chances for youngsters through sport.
Outside of KCOM, Withernsea-raised Sean is married with two grown-up children. He takes regularly to Twitter (@seanroyce1) to share technology and business news and champion the region’s achievements as well as reflecting on the many highs and lows of being a Hull City football fan.