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Ofcom appoints former Vodafone veteran to manage UK’s airwaves

Paul Lipscombe
April 7, 2022

Ex-Vodafone chief strategy officer Lloyd has specialist experience across the wireless and technology sectors spanning 20-years

Ofcom has appointed Dan Lloyd to lead the regulator’s work in managing the UK’s airwaves.

Lloyd will act as leader for Ofcom’s spectrum group and boasts ore than 20-years experience across the wireless and technology sectors.

He has worked across ten countries in his career and was most recently group executive for wholesale at TPG Telecom in Australia.

During his stint at TPG, which is one of Australia’s biggest telco’s, he led the wholesale and intercarrier team, plus the cross-functional spectrum strategy group.

Lloyd has also held senior management positions with Vodafone Group in the UK and with Vodafone India.

His role will see him ensure that the UK’s wireless spectrum is used efficiently and effectively.

“The spectrum group has a critical role in managing exponentially increasing demand for innovative wireless services,” said Lloyd.

“The breadth and depth of expertise in Ofcom’s spectrum group and senior management team is simply world-class, so it is a great pleasure to be joining Melanie and the team to lead this challenging area.”

Lloyd succeeds Philip Marnick, who had held the role for just over eight years until January 2022.

Marnick’s departure saw Helen Heard take the role an on interim basis. Ofcom has confirmed Heard will remain in place until summer to “ensure continuity”.

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