Luisa Affuso is our Chief Economist, and Economics Group Director, leading our economists who help to ensure our decisions are underpinned by expert economic analysis.
Luisa has over twenty years’ experience in the application of competition, regulatory, and industrial economics. She specialises in applying economic and econometric analysis to complex competition and regulatory questions.
Luisa joined Ofcom in October 2018 from PwC, where she headed the Competition Economics advisory practice.
Before becoming an economic consultant, Luisa was Director of Studies and Fellow in Economics at Robinson College, Cambridge; and a Research Fellow at Cambridge and then the London Business School. She is currently a Senior Member of Robinson College.
Luisa was educated at the University of Warwick, where she obtained an MSc and PhD in Economics. She holds a BSc and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Naples (Federico II), Italy.
Kevin Bakhurst is Group Director for Content and Media Policy, overseeing our broadcasting regulation and policy. He is also a member of Ofcom’s Content Board.
Kevin joined Ofcom in October 2016 from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ – where he was Managing Director, News and Current Affairs, Deputy Director General, and then Acting Director General.
After graduating from Cambridge University, Kevin worked at Price Waterhouse before joining the BBC as a researcher in 1989. He went on to edit the Ten O’Clock News, becoming Deputy Head of the BBC Newsroom and Controller of the BBC News channel and BBC News at One. During his time editing BBC news bulletins, the programmes won awards from organisations including BAFTA and the Royal Television Society.
Outside work, Kevin was a Magistrate from 2000 until 2006. He is interested in languages, history, film and travel, and he is a lifelong supporter of Chelsea FC.
Alison Crosland is our Corporate Services Group Director, leading on Ofcom’s finance, people and resources, secretariat and information technology teams.
Alison joined Ofcom in October 2015 from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where she was Real Estate Chief Operating Officer, responsible for day-to-day management of the firm's real estate law practice.
She was previously Operations Director at LGBT Finance, a start-up linking the LGBT community to financial and legal professional advice. She was also Chief Operating Officer at Asperity Employee Benefits, a company offering flexible benefits for employees.
Before that, Alison spent 20 years at the consultancy Control Risks Group, where she oversaw the HR, IT and marketing functions and served on the Board.
She holds a degree in History of Art from Cambridge University.
Lindsey Fussell is our Consumer Group Director. She leads Ofcom’s work to protect consumers’ interests through policy-making, consumer protection and enforcement. Lindsey also leads Ofcom’s market intelligence and research work.
Before joining Ofcom in April 2016, Lindsey held a range of senior leadership roles at public bodies. She was Public Services Director at HM Treasury, where she led on devolution, education and culture, defence and criminal justice. Lindsey supported the Varney review for public service transformation, and led major aspects of the 2015 Spending Review.
Lindsey holds a degree in Modern History from Oxford University, and is a member of York University’s governing Council.
Yih-Choung Teh is our Group Director for Strategy and Research. He is also currently Interim Director of the Technology Group.
Yih-Choung was previously a Director in Ofcom’s Competition Group, where he has worked on issues including Ofcom’s strategy to encourage investment in telecoms infrastructure such as full-fibre networks.
Before joining Ofcom, Yih-Choung worked for a strategy consultancy in the telecoms sector, providing policy and strategy advice to public and private sector clients globally.
Yih-Choung has held an academic research post in the University of Oxford, having completed a DPhil in Mathematics, researching mathematical models of communication networks. He also has an MA in Mathematics and a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics, both from the University of Cambridge.
The Ofcom Wales team represents Ofcom in Wales and Wales within Ofcom – managing relationships and communications with the general public and a wide range of industry stakeholders, including politicians, industry and the media.
The Ofcom team in Belfast represents Ofcom in Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland and factor these into our policy and decision making.