According to UK law, the directors are appointed to act on behalf of the members to run the day to day affairs of the business. The directors are directly accountable to the members and each year the company must  hold an annual general meeting (AGM) at which the directors must provide a report to Members on the performance of the company.

In addition to business and financial issues, the directors under the UK laws are responsible for corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and corporate ethics.

The GCF Board consists of up to six directors elected by operator members and up to six elected by manufacturer members. 

The directors of the GCF Board may appoint representatives of industry as Board Members which role is to advice and support the board.


Directors (manufacturers):

Denis Chabot Board Chair | Sierra Wireless

Abdul Rasheed Mohammed Motorola Mobility

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Giulio Comar u-blox

Lauri Söderbacka Huawei

Roy Church
Roy Church Samsung

Directors (operators):

Doug Roberts Board Vice Chair | Orange

Danni Song China Mobile

Hajo Schulze Vodafone

Ignacio Barandalla Telefonica

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Michael Ruffini Verizon

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Camillo Carlini Telecom Italia

Board members:

Tim Evans SG Chair 2024 | NTT DOCOMO

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Alexander Pabst Rohde & Schwarz (for GCF Test Equipment Suppliers)

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Thami Elidrissi Eurofins (for GCF Test Labs)

Ian Pannell GSMA