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Sep 22, 2016 by admin

Managing director

Martin Sims


Martin Sims is an analyst, trainer and former academic who specialises in communications policy issues. He has first hand experience of the UK broadcasting sector, having worked as a News Editor in independent radio then as a journalist for BBC network news. He set up PolicyTracker in 2004 and has written widely on spectrum management policy issues as well as setting up a wide range of training courses,  developing auctions software and running the 2014 2.3 Ghz auction in Nigeria. He has an MA in Communications from the University of Westminster and is a co-author of Understanding Spectrum Liberalisation (CRC Press).

Contributing editors

Dugie Standeford


Dugie Standeford is a lawyer-turned-journalist. She specialises in telecom and Internet regulation, privacy and intellectual property issues. In addition to PolicyTracker, she regularly reports for Warren Communications News in Washington, DC, Privacy Laws & Business (UK) and Intellectual Property Watch (Geneva).



Jonathan Watson


Dr Jonathan Watson has worked as a business journalist for a variety of organisations including Screen Digest, Analytica and Euromoney Publications, where he was Editor of Broadcasting Strategy. He has written several business reports including Broadband Internet access in Europe and a study of the global market for video-on-demand, both for Screen Digest. He has a PhD in Modern History.



Catherine Viola

Viola B+W

Catherine Viola has over 15 years’ experience in research house and consulting environments, and has written extensively on spectrum, wireless technologies and services, utility smart grids, and software services. Before joining the PolicyTracker team, Catherine worked for Analysys Mason for over ten years, holding senior roles in its Research business. More recently, she developed a smart grids information portal for cleantech start-up Innovation Observatory. Catherine holds a first-class honours degree from King’s College London.


Kane Mumford


Kane Mumford writes on spectrum policy, business and the arts. Before joining the PolicyTracker team, Kane covered private equity at the industry trade magazine Real Deals. He has contributed articles on music, drama and comedy to the Scotsman, the Edinburgh Evening News and various other publications. After graduating with an NUJ-accredited honours degree in journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Kane went to work as a copy editor at Babel Media and the Royal Bank of Scotland. 

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