Ymunodd y Fonesig Melanie Dawes ag Ofcom fel ei Aelod Bwrdd Gweithredol a Phrif Weithredwr ar 2 Mawrth 2020.
Cyn dod i Ofcom, bu'n Gyfarwyddwr Cyffredinol yr Ysgrifenyddiaeth Materion Economaidd a Domestig yn Swyddfa'r Cabinet (2011 a 2015). Mae hi wedi dal nifer o swyddi uwch ar draws y Gwasanaeth Sifil, yn cydweithio mewn partneriaeth ar draws y sectorau cyhoeddus a phreifat. Hi oedd cynrychiolydd cyffredinol Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiant ar gyfer y Gwasanaeth Sifil yn 2019.Cyn hynny bu'n gwasanaethu ar Fwrdd Cyllid a Thollau ei Mawrhydi fel Pennaeth y Dreth Fusnes.
Yn ogystal â'i rôl bresennol fel Ysgrifennydd Parhaol, mae'r Fonesig Melanie yn cadeirio Bwrdd Pobl y Gwasanaeth Sifil, gan arwain strategaethau gweithlu ar draws holl adrannau'r Llywodraeth. Hi hefyd yw Hyrwyddwr y Gwasanaeth Sifil dros amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant.
Cychwynnodd ei gyrfa fel economegydd a threuliodd 15 mlynedd yn y Trysorlys, gan gynnwys fel Cyfarwyddwr Ewrop.
Mae hi wedi cyflawni rolau anweithredol gan gynnwys gyda'r corff defnyddwyr Which? Mae hefyd yn Ymddiriedolwr Sefydliad Patchwork, sy'n hyrwyddo cyfranogiad pobl ifanc heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol mewn democratiaeth.
Jonathan has been a Group Director since joining Ofcom in November 2014, and is a member of Ofcom’s Board. He recently served as our interim Chief Executive and is currently supporting Melanie Dawes in her new role as Chief Executive.
Before he joined Ofcom, Jonathan was a Partner in PwC’s Strategy and Economics practice, specialising in telecoms, media and technology.
After graduating, Jonathan joined BT as a graduate trainee manager, where he stayed for eight years before moving to Metropolitan Fibre Systems (Verizon).
Jonathan is Chief Executive of the UK Regulators Network, which brings together regulators from the UK’s utility, financial and transport sectors for the benefit of consumers and the economy.
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 broadcast and online regulation and policy. He is also a member of the Ofcom Board and 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.
Lindsey Fussell is our Consumer and External Relations Group Director. She is also currently Interim Director of the Corporate Services Group.
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.
Dave Clarkson is our Interim Competition Group Director. Competition is important in the fast-moving communications industries, and the Group shapes the rules of competition to make communications work for everyone.
Dave has been a Policy Director in the Competition Group since 2011. He has been central to developing and implementing regulatory policies for telecoms – specialising in broadband – since 1999.
Dave’s background is electronics and communications engineering. Before joining Ofcom he worked in research and development for the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
Kerri aims to create a colleague experience which is enables people to work collaboratively to build a purpose driven and agile organisation centred on respect, trust, wellbeing and excellence. Kerri leads Ofcom’s agenda for diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, reward, talent acquisition and management, culture and delivering people centred technological change.
Prior to joining Ofcom Kerri was People Director, Culture and Organisational Effectiveness at House of Fraser and has held senior roles at Aviva both in the UK and internationally including its first Head of People Analytics and Future Workforce.
Kerri is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. She was educated at Durham University where she obtained a BA in History. She studied Organisational Psychology at the University of London and Executive Education at University of Oxford – Saïd Business School and the Centre European d’Education Permanente (CEDEP).
Martin Ballantyne yw Cwnsler Cyffredinol dros dro Ofcom. Mae wedi bod yn Gyfarwyddwr Cyfreithiol yng ngrŵp cyfreithiol Ofcom ers 2011, ac yn darparu cyngor ar draws holl feysydd polisi Ofcom, yn ogystal â goruchwylio cyfreithiad pan mae ein penderfyniadau’n cael eu herio yn y llysoedd.
Cyn ymuno ag Ofcom, bu Martin yn gweithio fel cyfreithiwr cystadleuaeth i gwmni Macfarlanes yn y Ddinas. Astudiodd y gyfraith ym Mhrifysgol Exeter a Tübingen, yn yr Almaen.
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.