Our Scotland office

04 May 2017

The Ofcom Scotland Team represents Ofcom in Scotland and Scotland in Ofcom. We ensure that we keep in touch with the views and opinions of citizens and consumers, the regulated industries and stakeholders more generally in Scotland, and factor these in to our policy and decision-making.

We do this by consulting through regular industry and political contact, hosting events to discuss key policy issues, and ensuring that as wide a variety of stakeholders as possible are aware of our work.

About the team

The team deals with all aspects of Ofcom's remit, and provides input and advice on issues (as they apply to Scotland) to policy and project teams across Ofcom. The experience and expertise of Ofcom's Advisory Committee for Scotland and its Content Board and Communications Consumer Panel members for Scotland also feeds in to our work.

Glenn Preston

Glenn heads the Nations team in Scotland in addition to leading the development of Ofcom’s expanding Edinburgh office as part of our Out of London strategy.  This will see Ofcom’s presence grow in Scotland to around 40 people with representation from across the organisation.

Glenn joined Ofcom in October 2016 having spent 17 years in the Civil Service, latterly as Policy Deputy Director at the Scotland Office.

He held a wide variety of policy posts in the Scottish and UK Governments covering rural diversification and strategy, constitutional policy, human rights, freedom of information and data protection.

Alan is a Regulatory Affairs Manager with Ofcom Scotland.

Alan Stewart

He leads on broadcasting issues in relation to Scotland, including Gaelic, and on the annual Communications Market Report for Scotland. Alan also briefs stakeholders in Scotland on Ofcom's involvement in broadcast regulation.

Alan moved to Ofcom from the Independent Television Commission where he had been head of its office in Scotland since September 2000. He was with the ITC for more than nine years and had spells running its offices in Belfast and Manchester.

Jonny RuffJonny is a Regulatory Affairs Manager with Ofcom Scotland.

He leads on all telecommunications and postal issues in relation to Scotland. He is also responsible for our coordinating the Cross-Party Group on Digital Participation at the Scottish Parliament and our annual ‘Connected Nations’ communications infrastructure report for Scotland. Jonny also regularly meets our key stakeholders in Scotland to ensure they are kept informed of Ofcom’s programme of work.

Jonny moved to the Ofcom Scotland team following a spell of seven years at our main offices in London. He joined the Ofcom Graduate Scheme in 2009 and gained extensive experience working across the full range of Ofcom’s responsibilities, including placements in our Competition Policy, Consumer Policy and Parliamentary teams. Jonny graduated from Strathclyde University in 2008 with an LLB Law Degree.

Debbie joined Ofcom at the end of January 2011 after working in a pensions department for a large insurance company for over 20 years.

Debbie works part-time and is PA to the Director. She also looks after the administration for the team in Edinburgh, as well as the office management for the whole office.

Debbie has been involved in two office moves since she joined with the most recent move from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

In her spare time Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, reading and holidaying on Islay.


125 Princes Street 

Phone 0131 220 7300

Email: Ofcom.Scotland@ofcom.org.uk

Advisory Committee for Scotland

The Advisory Committee for Scotland advises Ofcom about the interests and opinions, in relation to communications matters, of people living in Scotland. Find out more about its role and members.


Communications Market Reports

The Communications Market Report 2016: Scotland PDF, 1.1 MB

The Communications Market Report 2015: Scotland PDF, 762.5 KB

The Communications Market Report 2014: Scotland PDF, 1.1 MB

The Communications Market Report 2013: Scotland PDF, 872.0 KB

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2012: Scotland  PDF, 546.6 KB

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2011: Scotland  PDF, 421.7 KB

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2010: Scotland  PDF, 1.2 MB

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2009: Scotland

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2008: Scotland  PDF, 772.6 KB

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2007: Scotland

The Nations & Regions Communications Market 2006: Scotland