Inmarsat is the world's leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and offers a comprehensive portfolio of services for use on land, at sea and in the air.

We provide voice and data connectivity to end-users through the most versatile and reliable network in the world, giving us the capability to deliver innovative services and solutions on an unprecedented scale.

Significantly, our full year results for 2012 showed a solid return to growth for our core Mobile Satellite Services business.

Rupert Pearce, in his first year as CEO, shares his views and thoughts on Inmarsat's strategy and plans for the future.

Operationally and financially, this has been one of the toughest years for Inmarsat since we went public in 2005.

Our safety services supported over 1,500 calls made from vessels with safety, distress or urgency requirements, providing a visible reminder to us of the value of what we provide to those in need.

The Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the Group and determines the nature and extent of the risks the Group should take to achieve its strategic objectives.