Guy Laurence is a seasoned Board Director and advisor to start up companies. He brings more than 30 years of global experience in telecommunications, media and pay television. He was previously CEO at Rogers, a CDN$14bn telecoms and media group in North America, and before that at Vodafone for thirteen years holding several senior positions including CEO of Vodafone UK. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at a number of international media companies including MGM Studios in Los Angeles, United Cinemas International and Chrysalis Records.
In addition to his deep experience in telecoms and entertainment, Laurence is often credited for his digital transformation skills. He also holds progressive views on the role of the modern workplace and is a well-known public speaker on the subject. He believes businesses must make an active contribution to the communities that surround them. In 2012 he was recognized by the UK Prime Minister for developing a text donation service that is now used by over 25,000 charities in the UK.