ISPA is a democratic organisation governed by a Council of up to ten people selected from and representing the various interests of the membership. The Council set ISPA’s strategic objectives and signs-off policy decisions.
ISPA's regulatory activity is coordinated through four subgroups which focus on particular issues of ongoing concern to the membership. The subgroups are a forum for members to share their views and, in consultation with the wider membership, determine how the organisation positions itself.
Council and subgroups are supported by a Secretariat which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.
James Blessing, ISPA Chair, is currently CTO of Relish Networks PLC, a managed services provider and part of the UK Broadband Group. He has over twenty years of experience in internet technologies. Previously he was Strategic Relations Manager, EMEA at Limelight Networks, COO at Entanet, technical support manager and technical development manager at Zen ...
Ali Law is Sky’s Head of UK Policy. He is responsible for public policy, government relations and industry engagement in the UK across all of Sky’s business areas including its linear TV channels, satellite platform, home communications products and Wi-Fi services. Prior to joining Sky in 2013, Ali spend four years at the industry regulator Ofcom, developing policy ...
Matthew has a wide experience of communications networks and services including cellular, fixed wireless and the Internet. In February 1996, Matthew founded the Community Internet Group, which offers Business-to-Business internet services and managed wide area networks through CI-Net limited and Interdart limited. From foundation until its sale to IRIS in Novemb...
Kate Rennicks joined ISPA Council in spring 2014. She has been with Metronet (UK) in 2010, following 8 years service in a local authority, particularly in CCTV networks. Metronet (UK) is a hybrid wired and wireless ISP that specialises in the delivery of complex WAN solutions using a variety of different access media. Kate’s responsibilities at Metronet (UK) inc...
Jacquie Mellor is the Associate Counsel at Virgin Media. She joined ISPA Council in 2012.
Jacquie is commercially focussed and adaptable lawyer, with a very broad range of commercial and regulatory experience obtained in an organisation that has seen enormous change over the years.
She specializes in Intellectual Property Rights, Telecommunications, Information...
Julian Ashworth is the Global Director of Industry Policy for BT. In this role he works across the BT group and is responsible for leading the development of group-wide industry policy strategy across a broad range of priorities in media, internet and infrastructure. In addition to these responsibilities, he currently leads the strategic development of new incubating busines...
Andrew joined ISPA Council in spring 2014. He is the Chief Executive of Bridge Fibre and Bridge Partners.
Bridge Partners provide outsourced ICT support to professional service companies around Cambridge and London while Bridge Fibre specialise in supplying and managing connectivity to science parks, innovation centres and multi-tenanted buildings.
Andrew is ...
Ross is currently CIO & Head of Technology for ASK4, an ISP providing Wired and WiFi Internet connectivity primarily to the Student and Residential Accommodation sector. He is responsible for ASK4’s National fibre network and service/software development.
He has 17 years of experience within the Technology and Internet sector. Prior to joining ASK4 he was VP E...
Malcolm Hutty is the Head of Public Affairs at LINX, the London Internet Exchange. Malcolm’s role involves liaising with government and regulatory authorities on behalf of the LINX membership, representing the interests of members to government and briefing members on regulatory developments. Malcolm is also President of EuroISPA, the pan-European organisation of mem...
Neil Watson is Head of Service at Entanet, the Telford-based wholesale voice and data connectivity provider with a channel-focused distribution strategy. In role for more than a decade, Neil is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm's service offering including Technical Support and all Customer Service activity. He regularly collaborates with the wider ind...
Mark has been Managing Director of Avonline plc since 1999. Avonline is one the the UK’s leading fibre networks builders having built networks to around 2.5m homes for BT and Virgin Media. In addition, Avonline Broadband is the largest supplier of Next Generation satellite broadband to UK customers. Prior to Avonline Mark held senior roles with Telewest (no...