Julia is a Director of Insights and the global lead on the GSMA National Dialogue for Digital Transformation initiative, which convenes mobile industry leadership and senior policymakers to identify how closer public-private collaboration at a national level can help progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Julia has been with the GSMA for nine years, driving innovation projects that aim to achieve both commercial and social impact at scale. She specialised in gender and mobile before leading research into mobile value added services and industry partnerships. Julia has a strong background in corporate communications, having previously represented organisations across the telecommunications, utilities, accountancy and law industries. She holds a first class BA in English from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Writing from Goldsmiths University.
Sarah is the Senior Director for the GSMA’s Regulatory Capacity Building Programme, responsible for developing strategic, regional and global partnerships through which this specialised training is delivered. Sarah has over 10 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, holds a BSc in Sociology and Communications from Brunel University and is a Prince2 and APMP qualified Project Manager.