Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL) has appointed David Meyer to its board as a non-executive director and chair. DMSL provides information and help to viewers of terrestrial television should mobile networks operating at 800MHz cause disruption to their service. The company is also currently helping support the clearance of TV from 700 MHz spectrum.
DMSL is a joint venture of the UK mobile network operators. Meyer’s appointment follows the death of the previous chair, Andrew Pinder CBE*.
“I look forward to supporting and helping guide DMSL,” said Meyer. “Andrew created a unique organisation that delivers vital support to TV viewers. I seek to help DMSL develop, and to continue its major contribution to making the best and most efficient use of UK spectrum. I’ve no doubt the strong team in the company will also continue to ensure the least amount of disruption to existing users.”
DMSL CEO, Ben Roome, said, “David brings in-depth knowledge and significant leadership experience of working with stakeholders in UK spectrum. All of us at DMSL are excited by David’s appointment and look forward to supporting him in his new role.”
Meyer has been chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum since 2015, and is chair of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board, a position he has held since 2011.
Meyer has also worked as a consultant, covering cyber and technology issues for public and private sector clients. In 2010, Meyer was chief information officer at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Meyer 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.