Martin Jarrold has worked for GVF for over 15 years, having been appointed GVF Chief of International Programme Development in June 2001. His particular responsibilities include outreach to the member organisations of the GVF and for the further development of the profile of the Forum 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 Chairman of the GVF Oil & Gas Communications Conference Series, the GVF Broadband Maritime Conference Series, as well as of GVF's Connectivity, HTS London, and AeroConnect events. Mr. Jarrold is also Co-Chairman of the GVF Maritime Satcom Forum. He is a frequent contributor to various telecommunications and other industry publications, and regularly chairs and contributes to a wide variety of telecommunications conferences.