The board

  • David Meyer

    David Meyer is the chairperson of DMSL. David has been independent chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum since 2015, and was chair of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board 2011-2018, having been a member since 2009.

    David has also worked as a consultant, covering cyber and technology issues for public and private sector clients. In 2010, David was chief information officer at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

    David previously served in the British Army as a Royal Signals officer from 1978 until 2010, ending his military career as deputy chief information officer in the MOD where he was responsible for reform of MOD’s spectrum policy.

  • Ben Roome

    Ben Roome is chief executive of DMSL, the sole joint venture of all four UK mobile operators. Ben was appointed CEO in 2013.

    In addition to his role at DMSL, Ben is a STEM Ambassador, school governor, a fellow of St George’s House Society of Leadership Fellows and a member of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum.

    Prior to DMSL, Ben held regional and global roles at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Nortel Networks.

  • Tom Bennett

    Tom is the Director for Partnerships and Innovations in BT Technology, accountable for the incubation, integration and development of innovative products and services on our mobile and converged networks.

    Recently Tom has been working cross collaboratively with HM Gov and the other Operators on the delivery of a Mobile Alerting service for the UK, the Shared Rural Network, and with the Home Office on the delivery of the Emergency Services Network in the UK, setting the benchmark for standardised public safety over LTE.

    Tom is also the Network Board Director of Mobile Broadband Network Limited, the Network sharing Joint Venture between EE and Three.

  • Jeanie York

    Jeanie York is Virgin Media O2’s Chief Technology Officer.

    Jeanie previously held the role of Chief Technology and Information Officer for Virgin Media from January 2019 to May 2021.

    Prior to this, she spent almost six years at Liberty Global, joining as Vice President of Network Operations in 2013, where she was responsible for network operations across 10 European countries.

    She was appointed Managing Director in 2017, where her role included responsibility for network engineering and operations.

    Before joining Liberty Global, Jeanie held various senior management positions at Qwest and CenturyLink over a period of 15 years. Jeanie has 22 years’ experience in leading telco and cable business strategy, network planning, engineering, technology development and operations.

    Jeanie is a member of the Women in Cable Telecommunications (UK chapter) and she is also involved with Child Advocates – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

  • Robert Finnegan

    Robert Finnegan was appointed as CEO of Three UK and Ireland in March 2020 having been Three Ireland’s CEO since the company’s launch in 2005 and led the acquisition of O2 Ireland in 2014.

    As CEO of Three UK, Robert is responsible for utilising the UK’s leading spectrum portfolio to deliver a great experience for its 10 million customers and has a mandate across both CK Hutchison businesses to accelerate meaningful growth opportunities.
    Robert worked for CK Hutchison (formerly Hutchison Whampoa) in Hong Kong for thirteen years before he joined Three Ireland. There he served as CEO of its beverage division, Watson’s, where he strategically led the development of its water business in China and Europe, building it to market leader position. He also initiated and led the divestiture of Powwow to Nestle for US$545m. Prior to his role as CEO at Watson’s, he held positions as Financial Controller and Finance and Strategic Planning Director at Hutchison for six years.

    In addition to Three, Robert is also a non-Executive Director of AMCK, a leader in the Irish aircraft leasing market in Ireland and a CK Hutchison sister company of Three. A qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Robert
    has also held senior finance roles at Procter and Gamble and Allied Domecq.

  • Andrea Dona

    Andrea joined Vodafone UK as the Head of Networks in March 2019 and has since managed the roll-out of Vodafone UK’s 5G and fibre networks, the company’s converged network strategy, as well as the delivery of the company’s network transformation, rationalisation and digital agenda.

    In April 2021 he was promoted to Chief Network Officer & joined the UK Board as Network Director.

    Prior to this, he held a number of senior technology positions, such as Head of Network and Managed Services at Ericsson, and Network Deployment Director at T-Mobile.