Managing director and lead analyst
Toby YouellToby is a journalist and researcher on radio spectrum policy. He worked for two years as a Spectrum Analyst for the UK regulator, Ofcom and has written extensively on spectrum for PolicyTracker. His journalistic work has also appeared in the regional and national UK press. He has an undergraduate degree in Politics and Eastern European Studies from University College London, and a postgraduate degree in Journalism from Goldsmiths College.
Richard HandfordRichard is an experienced telecoms journalist who has written for a variety of publications. He has contributed to The Economist, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as working full-time for Financial Times Newsletters, Breakingviews and, most recently, Mobile World Live. In January 2017, Richard moved to Australia and has since become PolicyTracker's Asia correspondent.
Laura SearLaura is the in-house journalist at PolicyTracker, who focuses on spectrum policies in Europe. She started her journalism career in Belgium contributing to VRT News, Knack, Rektoverso and MO. She moved to London and did a Master degree in International Journalism at City University of London. Then, she worked as a communications assistant at the European Parliament's DG PRES in Brussels. As a freelance journalist she contributed to Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail, as well as writing content for Avis and Airbnb.
Richard is a journalist and analyst at PolicyTracker. He has written for local news outlets and writes on the publishing platform Medium. Richard is bilingual and fluent in English and German. He also maintains the 5G Observatory website, which is funded by the European Commission. He also covers various spectrum policy issues for Policy Tracker’s newsletter. Richard has an undergraduate degree in Media & Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London.