Liston replaces Richard Hooper, who steps down after 11 years in role
The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) has today (March 8) appointed a new chair to its board.
Senior lawyer Stephanie Liston has been appointed as the new chair of the BSG.
She succeeds Richard Hooper CBE, who has been chair of the group since 2010.
The BSG acts as the UK government’s leading advisory group on broadband, providing a neutral forum for organisations to discuss and resolve key policy, regulatory and commercial issues.
Liston is currently also chair of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority and leads Mishcon de Reya’s cross-disciplinary regulatory group as senior counsel.
Commenting on her appointment Liston said: “Having devoted my career to telecoms and technology, I am keen to embrace the challenge of ensuring that the UK continues to accelerate toward genuinely world class connectivity.
“Huge progress has been made in the past few years to help shape the investment landscape. Major challenges remain in listening to and educating consumers, ensuring that the pace of rollout accelerates, no household or business is left behind and that we benefit from a healthy and competitive marketplace”.