Ofcom gets a new spectrum boss

Dan Lloyd - Ofcom

Dan Lloyd (pictured) will join Ofcom in May as Group Director, Spectrum bringing with him 20 years of wireless/tech experience in ten countries.

The role oversees Ofcom’s Spectrum Group, which manages how the UK’s wireless spectrum is used. This includes deciding which airwaves are best used by what tech, supervising the UK’s spectrum plan, optimising capacity, avoiding interference, working on international standardisation, and handling the licenses.

Most recently he was Group Executive, Wholesale at TPG Telecom in Australia, where he headed up the Wholesale and Intercarrier Team and the cross-functional Spectrum strategy group. Prior to that he held senior management positions at Vodafone Group in the UK and Vodafone India. He can also boast to have chaired both the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association and the Vodafone Australia Foundation, and served as a Board Director for the UK-India Business Council.

“It is truly a privilege to be joining Ofcom,” said Lloyd. “The spectrum group has a critical role in managing exponentially increasing demand for innovative wireless services. The breadth and depth of expertise in Ofcom’s spectrum group and senior management team is simply world-class, so it is a great pleasure to be joining Melanie and the team to lead this challenging area.”

Dame Melanie Dawes, Ofcom’s Chief Executive, added: “The role of Group Director for Spectrum needs a global outlook, as we work with other countries on spectrum policy and management. Dan has the international, commercial and spectrum experience Ofcom needs in this role, and I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”

With 20 years telecoms experience across ten counties Lloyd certainly seems to have the industry chops for the job. He replaces Helen Hearn who has led the Spectrum Group on an interim basis since January and will continue on until the Summer.


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