BSG is supported by a secretariat provided by techUK. The secretariat’s role includes drafting policy proposals, maintaining stakeholder relations and providing administrative support.
CEO – Clare MacNamara
Clare is CEO of the BSG, having taken over from Matthew Evans as CEO in October 2019.
Prior to recent consultancy work for corporate and public sector clients. Clare held a number of senior UK and global public affairs and government relations roles in BT Group businesses, and headed up public affairs for BT’s global R&D hub and high-tech cluster at Adastral Park.
Previously in her career Clare worked as a Brussels-based lobbyist for an EU consultancy, and was a Schuman scholar at the European Parliament in Luxembourg.
Policy & Programme Manager
Prior to joining BSG in August 2019, Gulistan worked in the corporate telecoms and tech sectors.
Her last role was in the BT Group Regulatory Affairs team where she specialised in consumer policy and regulation. AT EE (previously T-Mobile and One2One), Gulistan was involved in launches of new products and services, including mobile number portability, iPhone and Apple watch, 3G, 4G (LTE), Voice over WiFi, Auto-Switching and Mobile Bill Capping. She also worked on government projects such as the Emergency Services Network, eCall, 999, 101 and NHS 111 services and programme managed security and resilience audits.
Prior to joining EE, Gulistan spent time at Dell Europe and Xerox.
Sophie James assists the Broadband Stakeholder Group, as well as techUK’s Central Government programme, Communications Infrastructure programme, and Financial Services and Payments, supporting each team with administrative and event support, research and communications.
Prior to joining techUK, Sophie completed a masters in Film Studies at University College London. She has previously worked as a marketing manager for a design and fabrication company, and has project coordination experience in the graphic design and music industries.