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Carter Goes to Downing Street

Former UK telecom regulator advises the prime minister

Michelle Donegan

January 8, 2008

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Carter Goes to Downing Street

10:30 AM -- Stephen Carter, the former chief executive of U.K. regulator Ofcom , has landed a job at No. 10 Downing Street to be Prime Minister Gordon Brown's top strategy adviser. Carter's role will be to coordinate policy, research, and communications at No. 10.

Carter was the first CEO of the new converged U.K. media and telecom regulator Ofcom and held that post from 2003 to late 2006. He was also managing director of U.K. cable operator NTL and presided over that operator's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection proceedings. (See Ofcom CEO Stepping Down, NTL Files Chapter 11, NTL Emerges From Chapter 11, NTL & Telewest: Together at Last!, and NTL Takes Virgin.)

He will now leave his post as group chief executive of the corporate communications firm, Brunswick Group, and move into an office at No. 10.

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading

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Michelle Donegan

Michelle Donegan is an independent technology writer who has covered the communications industry for the last 20 years on both sides of the Pond. Her career began in Chicago in 1993 when Telephony magazine launched an international title, aptly named Global Telephony. Since then, she has upped sticks (as they say) to the UK and has written for various publications including Communications Week International, Total Telecom and, most recently, Light Reading.  

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