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Jo Prowse confirmed as PhonepayPlus Chief Executive

28 September 2015

Jo Prowse has been confirmed as Chief Executive of UK premium rate services (PRS) regulator PhonepayPlus. Today’s announcement follows approval by the PhonepayPlus Board and Ofcom.

Jo Prowse served as the regulator’s Acting Chief Executive from May 2014 and was previously its Director of Operations and IT.

David Edmonds CBE, Chairman of PhonepayPlus, said:

“I am very pleased to announce Jo Prowse as PhonepayPlus’ Chief Executive. Over the last 18 months she has led significant changes and improvements to PhonepayPlus and to its regulatory approach. I and the Board believe she is the right person to continue this work.”

Jo Prowse said:

“I’m delighted to be confirmed into the role of Chief Executive. PhonepayPlus and our key stakeholders have achieved a lot together since I began leading the Executive last year: a new Code of Practice, a new strategic plan, and a new approach to how regulation is applied. We are in a period of significant market and technological change. By working collaboratively with the PRS industry and our partners, I believe PhonepayPlus is well placed to rise to the challenges and opportunities and to continue delivering effective regulation benefiting consumers and the industry alike."