Dr Stephen Unger

Senior Advisor at Flint Global

Senior Advisor at Flint Global
Research Affiliate, Bennett Institute for Public Policy
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy

Steve was until recently a Board member of Ofcom, the UK regulator for digital communications. He set strategy for regulation in the UK, was Ofcom’s Chief Technology Officer, and served as Acting Chief Executive. He represented the UK internationally, including as vice-chair of BEREC, the body which brings together all European regulators of electronic communications. Before becoming a regulator he spent several years in the private sector. He worked for several high-tech startups developing new wireless technologies.

He now has a portfolio of advisory and non-executive positions. These include being a board member of Building Digital UK, commissioner at the Geospatial Commission, chair of Cambridge Wireless, and a research affiliate at the Bennett Institute of Public Policy. A common theme across his portfolio is an interest in how markets exploit disruptive technologies, and how public policy can maximise the resulting benefits. Steve has a PhD in Radio Astrophysics from the University of Manchester (1984) and an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge (1981).