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DMSL chairman Andrew Pinder CBE

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Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (DMSL) regrets to announce that its chairman, Andrew Pinder, died on Sunday 9 April. Andrew was 69 years old and had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Andrew was appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to set up and chair DMSL in 2012. DMSL was created to ensure the successful coexistence of 4G at 800MHz and digital terrestrial TV.

Ben Roome, CEO of DMSL, said: “Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family and all those close to him. Everyone involved with our work is deeply saddened. Andrew established and built DMSL and over the past four and a half years he continued to ensure its successful operation. We’ll miss his support and guidance a great deal.”

Andrew had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors.

In 2000 Andrew was appointed by the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, as e-Envoy and was awarded a CBE for services to e-Government in 2003. Andrew was responsible for bringing together the development of the knowledge economy in the UK at a time when the internet was beginning to become more widely used.

In addition to his role as chairman of DMSL, Andrew was also chairman of Market Operator Services Limited and the LED lighting company Finnergy. Andrew was on the board of Nominet, the official registry for .UK domain names, and until recently was the Implementation Trustee of the Open Banking Implementation Entity set up by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Andrew was a past chair of PhonepayPlus (the UK regulator for premium rate and phone-paid services) and Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency). In the electricity industry, Andrew was formerly the independent Chair of both the Balancing and Settlement Code Panel, and Elexon Limited, its operating company.


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