is an economist with 20 years experience as a regulatory expert in the electronic communications sector, during which time he has worked with operators in the UK and Ireland and, more recently, has worked as an independent consultant. A member of the start-up team at Ireland’s Esat Digifone (now O2 Ireland) he had lead responsibility for regulatory affairs, international roaming and interconnection, in which role he negotiated the country’s first ever interconnection agreement with the incumbent operator. He subsequently served for a number of years on the company’s Senior Management Team, first as Interconnect and Regulatory Director and then as Strategy and Business Development Director. Since becoming an independent consultant, he has advised operators and national regulators in Ireland, Europe and further afield on a range of issues in the communications sector and he has also consulted on issues in the broadcasting, energy and postal sectors.