Simon HibberdManaging Director at S.B. Submarine Systems
Simon Hibberd, joined SBSS as Managing Director in the Spring of 2018. With over thirty years’ experience in the submarine cable industry Simon now leads the SBSS management team with drive and passion. Simon started his career in this industry working on board the Cable & Wireless Marine fleet of cable ships, rising to the rank of Commander where he subsequently completed a number of landmark fibre optic and power cable installation projects. In 2007, Simon moved ashore and subsequently held a number of senior posts within the Global Marine Group. These included roles as Fleet Operations Manager, Designated Person Ashore, Director Fleet & Operational Support and more recently Director, Global Technical Sales. Simon has focused on the development of Asian business since 2016.
Simon’s significant operational knowledge, combined with managerial and business development experience gained during his career within the Global Marine Group, has made him a great fit for the role of SBSS’s Managing Director. During his years with SBSS, Simon has focused on positioning the company to achieve sustainable growth both in the telecoms and the diversified cable markets. Simon has successfully brought into being our Greater China Business Unit as well as long-term investments in the power cable installation barge ‘Fu Yong 6’ and the most recent addition to our fleet, cs ‘Fu Tai’.