Our goal is to realise the power of mobile to improve the lives of our customers and the prosperity of the UK as a whole.

Mobile UK: Our team

Hamish MacLeod - Director

Hamish MacLeod has served as the Director of Mobile UK since its formation in March 2016. Prior to this, he chaired for 14 years the Mobile Broadband Group, one of the cross industry bodies that was merged into Mobile UK, working across a broad range of public policy matters, including child protection, privacy and payments.

He is an executive board member of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety and a director of the Committee for Advertising Practice. Hamish is a graduate of Aberdeen University, a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Cass Business School.


Gareth Elliott - Head of Policy and Communications

Gareth joined Mobile UK in 2017. He heads up policy and communications with a focus on mobile coverage and future infrastructure requirements and deployment. 

Before coming to Mobile UK, Gareth spent three years as a Public Affairs Manager with HS2 Ltd. During this time Gareth worked to deliver the hybrid Bill through its Parliamentary stages to Royal Assent and worked with key stakeholders across the country to build support and advocacy for the project. Prior to HS2 Ltd. Gareth worked as a consultant at Insight Public Affairs with clients across the transport and infrastructure spectrum and before that with the British Chambers of Commerce as a Senior Policy Advisor.


Laura Cooper

Laura joined Mobile UK in 2016. She is the PA to Hamish MacLeod and provides day to day administrative support for Mobile UK.

Before joining Mobile UK Laura had a background in sales and marketing, including: within the media and communications training field; providing account management and designing training courses for FTSE250 companies, NHS Trusts, globally recognised brands and charities; and, helping clients to test their brand messages, crisis response and policy announcements.