Mark Stansfeld is Chair of West Midlands 5G (WM5G) and is responsible for overseeing WM5G’s programme of activity – from accelerating the roll out of 5G in the region to real world trials of new 5G services in key sectors such as transport, manufacturing, and healthcare.

As co-founder and former chairman of Giffgaff, Mark has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector. Mark has a background in board advisory roles with a number of mobile network operators and spent nearly a decade as Commercial Director at O2 UK. He chairs both the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire 5G – the testbed focussing on advanced manufacturing output and new applications and business models within the Industry 4.0 sector. Mark also holds a strategic role as an advisory board member of Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) funded innovation network UK5G.