Board of Directors

The board of directors is responsible for the strategy and direction of the company

Geoff Blaber

CEO

Geoff was appointed CEO in early 2021, after establishing and leading our successful Americas business from the California office. He has 20 years’ experience in the technology sector, including seven years in Silicon Valley. He contributes to our research in several areas, including macro technology trends, mobility and semiconductors. A well-known member of the analyst community, he provides regular commentary to leading news organizations such as Reuters, the Financial Times and The Economist.

Shaun Collins

Executive Chairman

Shaun founded CCS Insight in 1993, and he and his team have built the business into one of the world’s best analyst houses. Earlier in his career, Shaun was European account director for Motorola when it led the European market, and he has held senior roles in digital markets in the UK, Europe and the US. Shaun was recently appointed Chair of Judges for the GSMA’s GLOMO awards until 2021. He has also been a judge for the KPMG Mobile Start-Up of the Year awards in the UK. He can regularly be seen interviewing and moderating discussions with global technology leaders and CEOs, and is often quoted in the media.

Ben Wood

Chief Analyst and CMO

Ben has over 25 years’ experience in the mobile sector. As Chief Analyst he oversees our research and leads initiatives such as our annual Predictions event. As CMO, focusses on building brand awareness and supporting the growth of the business. He has held positions at Gartner, Mobile Streams, Lucent Technologies, and Vodafone, where he was involved in the launch of SMS and cellular data. In 2021 he was ranked as one of the top five tech analysts in the US and Europe by Apollo Research. Ben is the founder and co-curator of the Mobile Phone Museum, a non-profit initiative to safeguard a vast collection of phones and support education about the technology.

Martin Garner

Chief Operating Officer

Martin holds a BSc in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bristol and an MBA from City University in London. He was at Ovum for 17 years, where he built up the mobile practice, was director of research and established the Wireless Intelligence joint venture with the GSMA. At CCS Insight, Martin leads research into Internet agenda-setting companies, the services and experiences they offer, and the wider role of technology in various sectors of the economy, including machine-to-machine connectivity and the Internet of things.

Paul Campbell

Chief Commercial Officer

Paul brings 10 years of practical telecom experience gained in the military and in industry, supporting major mobile networks. This period was followed by 10 years’ business leadership experience in big data and analytics, Internet marketing and consulting services, gained at two of the world’s largest business intelligence companies. In his previous roles he has delivered sales transformation and grown customer engagement and profits for several multimillion-dollar businesses.

Michael Walker

Non-Executive Director

Michael is an entrepreneur with considerable experience of leading acquisitions, company restructuring and start-ups in the wireless, telecom and electronics industries, including IPOs in the UK and Hong Kong. He has experience in all major world markets, particularly Europe, India and the Asia-Pacific region. He was managing director of Bush Radio and vice president of Champion Technology Holdings, a global telecommunications company, where he was responsible for 51 countries. Michael also has extensive experience of the leisure and entertainment industries.

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