Nick Thompson

Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa

As Managing Director, Nick is responsible for the combined business in EMEA and is leading the integration of the former Babcock Media Services business into Encompass. He joined Encompass through the Babcock acquisition after playing an integral role and successfully leading the sale.

During his tenure at Babcock, Nick served as Managing Director and was a non-executive director at WRN Broadcast from 2013 until 2015. He was previously Managing Director of Arqiva’s satellite & media business from 2005 to 2011 and served on the boards of the UK’s YouView and Freeview consortium during that time. Nick led a successful management buy-out of Kingston Communications’ media business in early 2004, selling to Arqiva in 2005.

Nick has enjoyed a long career in the broadcast and media industry spanning nearly 35 years and is a recipient of the WTA’s Teleport Executive of the Year. He also led Arqiva’s business to receive WTA’s Teleport Operator of the Year on three separate occasions.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Hull.