Senior Advisor at Flint Global
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy
Steve was until recently a Board member of Ofcom, the UK regulator responsible for digital communications. He had various responsibilities, including setting regulatory strategy for the UK, representing Ofcom internationally, and leading Ofcom’s research programmes in both technology and economics. Before becoming a regulator he spent several years in the private sector, working with technology start-ups developing new digital technologies. Going forward he will be working (as a consultant and an academic researcher) on practical solutions to new regulatory challenges. Steve joined Ofcom’s predecessor Oftel in 2001 as Head of Network Analysis, subsequently becoming Ofcom’s Competition Policy Director (in 2003), CTO (in 2009) and Group Director for Strategy, Chief Economist and Technology (in 2010), adding his international responsibilities in 2012.
Prior to this he worked in industry – for two technology start-ups, both of whom designed and operated their own communications networks, and as a consultant advising a variety of other companies on the commercial application of new wireless technologies. Steve has a PhD in Radio Astrophysics from the University of Manchester (1984) and an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge (1981).