Martin Jarrold has worked for GVF more than 18 years, having been appointed as Chief (now Vice President) of International Programme Development in June 2001.
His responsibilities include outreach to the member organizations of the GVF and for the further development of the profile of the association within the satellite communications industry, and across the global telecommunications policy and regulatory community. This extends to the development and delivery of programmes focused on extending the understanding of, and promoting the use of, satellite-based communications in various key end-user vertical markets.
Mr. Jarrold is a frequent contributor to various telecommunications and other industry publications. In addition, he regularly chairs and contributes to a wide variety of telecommunications conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world, including, in late-2018, co-chairing the ITU Satellite Symposium in Geneva, which immediately preceded the ITU Radiocommunication Seminar 2018. He is Chairman of the GVF-EMP Conference Portfolio series which encompasses conference themes including such vertical markets as oil & gas, mobile connectivity, cellular backhaul, and aeronautical connectivity, together with an annual HTS (high throughput satellites) Roundtable.
Mr Jarrold has contributed to previous European Space Agency (ESA) programmes, leading the GVF contributions as sub-contractor to projects on ‘Two-Way Satellite Communications’ and on ‘Standards Preparation for SOTM Terminals’. A new collaboration with ESA is in final preparation.
Previously, Mr. Jarrold was Commissioning Editor and Head of Research for Space Business International magazine.