Stephen Adshead is both an Associate of Plum Consulting, a consultancy specialising in the telecommunications, media and technology space and adjacent sectors, and the founder of Spark Ninety, a research and strategy consulting firm specialising in digital media, advertising and technology. He has over 20 years of experience advising corporates, investors, regulators and governments, with previous clients including Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Sky, ITV, the BBC, Warner Media, NBCUniversal, Ericsson, Arqiva, BT, the IAB, Ofcom and the European Commission.
Mr Adshead co-authored Online Advertising in the UK, a Plum Consulting report for the UK Government published in February 2019. This report fed into the Cairncross Review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism and government work on online advertising regulation.
Mr Adshead’s previous roles include strategy director at MTM, a strategy consulting and research firm, and senior manager at What If Innovation.
He has a degree in chemistry from Cambridge University.
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