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New UK SPF Steering Board Chair, Dr Abhaya Sumanasena

During the October Plenary Tony Lavender recently (23 October 2020) announced that Dr Abhaya Sumanasena is succeeding him as Chair.

The work of the UK SPF is driven by the Steering Board which until the October Plenary was Chaired by Tony Lavender. For two and a half years Tony has done an excellent job as the Steering Board Chair, and has now passed on the baton to the former Steering Board Vice-Chair, Dr Abhaya Sumanasena.

The UK SPF would like to thank Tony for all the work he has conducted in this role and we look forward to working with Abhaya in his new capacity. We are delighted that Tony will stay on as Chair of Cluster 3Spectrum Value and Efficiency.

Both Tony and Abhaya represent sponsoring Steering Board members, Plum Consulting and Real Wireless respectively.

Dr. Abhaya Sumanasena the Spectrum and Regulatory lead at Real Wireless and new UK SPF Steering Board Chair recently commented:

“I am delighted to accept the role of SPF Steering Board Chair of this prestigious forum that Real Wireless is a founding member of. Thank you all for nominating and accepting me as the Chair. Along with the other SB members, I will continue to take the Steering Board forward to achieve our joint objective of making the SPF an "Industry-led independent ‘sounding board’ to Government & Ofcom on spectrum matters". Finally, I would also like to thank Tony for his services as a great Chair and delighted that you will continue to lead Cluster 3.”


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