ISPA is a democratic organisation governed by a Council 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
I am currently the Networks and Operations Director at Optify (part of PCCWGlobal) where I am responsible for leading the fibre design and build, maintenance, service IT, core network and Care functions
I have held senior leadership roles in the telecoms sector for over twenty years now where I have built copper and fibre networks, led large civils progra...
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 a former President of EuroISPA, the pan-European organisation of...
Garry is a physicist by training, and worked in oil exploration and the nuclear power industry before coming to the Telecoms industry and BT over 30 years ago. In the early stages of his career as an engineer he was the EU standards rapporteur for common channel signalling standards supporting international interconnection of telecoms networks and also worked on standards fo...
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...
Matthew has worked in the telecoms sector for over 15 years, managing regulatory affairs and developing policy in both the public and private sector. In 2002 he joined the Home Office leading on development and implementation of the UK communications data retention regime in the wake of 9/11. He worked extensively with many ISPs and other industry stakeholders to formul...
With more than 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry, Steve Leighton is CEO at Voneus, the champion of rural community and leading provider of wireless superfast broadband infrastructure for poorly connected or difficult to reach communities.
Prior to working at Voneus, Steve co-founded Keycom Plc in 2000, a company specialising in the delivery of voice and ...
Having worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years, my initial exposure to telecoms was as operations director for a reseller of MCI WorldCom in Southern Africa. Prior to joining Gamma I spent 10 years with TalkTalk, joining when it was still known as Opal Telecom, and one my first projects was instigating the formation of the industry engagement team. Dur...
Over a decade ago, Sam embarked on the journey of building Vostron, driven by the desire of wanting to change the way things are done in the ever-developing world of the Internet and telecoms.
With that in mind he has passionately dedicated himself to building a business that provides an unrivalled service and customer experience. From developing a bespoke internal m...
Steven has a network engineering background and has enjoyed 14 years in Telecoms. A founding Director of M247, Steven has been at the heart of taking the business from a startup to a £60m organisation, including successful negotiation of two management buy outs and is one of the team that led to the acquisition of two companies in the last 2 years (M247 and Venus Internet...