IRG/BEREC Chair 2019
Mr Jeremy Godfrey, Commissioner of the Commission for Communications Regulation of Ireland
Jeremy Godfrey joined the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) as Commissioner in 2013 and was Chairperson of the Commission from February 2015 to February 2017. He is Vice-Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and incoming Chair for 2019.
Jeremy Godfrey has almost thirty years’ experience in the ICT sector, as an industry executive, business consultant and Government official.
Prior to joining ComReg, he was Government Chief Information Officer in Hong Kong. In this role, he had responsibility both for Government IT and for IT-policy issues such as digital inclusion, Internet governance and the promotion of inward investment in the IT sector.
Jeremy Godfrey began his career in the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry, serving as private secretary to the Cabinet Minister as well as in a variety of other roles. He then spent ten years in the Cable & Wireless Group, in Hong Kong and in the UK, mainly in strategy, marketing and regulatory roles – including Director of Strategy and Director of Marketing for Hong Kong Telecom.
Between 1998 and 2008, Jeremy Godfrey worked for PA Consulting Group where he was a partner in the Hong Kong office, serving clients in the communications, transportation, financial services and government sectors. Projects that he led included major change initiatives, business start-up projects, and due diligence assignments. He worked in around a dozen markets in Asia and the Pacific.
Jeremy Godfrey was born and educated in the UK. He has a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, where he studied mathematics. He was based in Hong Kong for twenty years before coming to Ireland to join ComReg.