Communications-as-a-service provider Gamma announced the appointment of Andrew Belshaw as its new chief executive officer on Wednesday, with immediate effect.The AIM-traded firm said Belshaw\u2019s appointment followed a \u201cthorough\u201d recruitment process involving external consultants. Belshaw was appointed as its chief financial officer at its initial public offering in 2014, and held that position through a period of \u201csubstantial growth\u201d 3 May this year. At that point he became deputy CEO, and then interim CEO in July. \u201cI am pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Andrew as chief executive,\u201d said chair Richard Last. \u201cThere are exciting opportunities ahead for Gamma, and Andrew, with the support of the Gamma leadership team and the board, is well placed to ensure that we capitalise upon them. \u201cThe board and wider leadership team are looking forward to working with Andrew as chief executive.\u201d At 1150 GMT, shares in Gamma Communications were flat at 1,100p. Reporting by Josh White for Sharecast.com.