Phillipa Marks is a Director at Plum and specialises in the application of economics to spectrum policy, strategy and management. She has advised governments, spectrum managers and operators in Europe, the Middle East, North America and the Asia Pacific region on spectrum policy issues, including spectrum pricing, licensing policy, and on allocation and assignment policies for all radio based services. This work has involved the application of cost-benefit analysis to major spectrum policy decisions, particularly those relating to reallocation of spectrum between different services. She developed the approach to spectrum pricing now applied in the UK, and has also advised on spectrum fees and pricing issues in Australia, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
Phillipa has worked closely with engineering colleagues on policy issues affecting spectrum for cellular and private mobile radio, broadcasting, aeronautical and maritime services, defence and a wide range of unlicensed applications.
She is currently a member of the Ofcom (UK) Spectrum Advisory Board and Comreg’s (Ireland) Electronic Communications Expert Advisory Panel.
Phillipa has MLitt from Oxford University in Economics and a Master of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.