BEREC

Composition and organisation

BOARD OF REGULATORS

BEREC is composed of the Board of Regulators. The Board of Regulators is composed of the heads or nominated high-level representatives of the NRA established in each EU Member State with primary responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the markets for electronic communications networks and services.

The Board of Regulators is open to the participation of regulatory authorities of third countries with primary responsibility in the field of electronic communications, where those third countries have entered into agreements with the Union to that effect. 

The Board of Regulators appoints its Chair and Vice-Chairs from among its members. The term of office of the Chair and of the Vice-Chairs is one year. Before serving her/his term as Chair for one year, the Chair has firstly to serve one year as a Vice-Chair. For ensuring continuity of BERECs' work, the Chair has to serve as a Vice-Chair for the year following her/his term as Chair.

Every year the Board of Regulators appoints the Chair for the year subsequent to the following year and the Vice-Chairs for the following year. The term of office of the Chair is renewable once. 

The BEREC Chair for 2019 is Jeremy Godfrey – Commissioner of ComReg (Ireland), who was elected at the 33rd BEREC plenary meetings (7-8 Decemeber 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark).

The BEREC Vice-Chairs for 2019 are the following:

  • Mr  Dan Sjöblom, Director General of PTS (Sweden);
  • Ms Tanja Muha, Director of AKOS (Slovenia); 
  • Mr Marcin Cichy, President of UKE (Poland);
  • Mr Konstantinos Masselos, President of EETT (Greece). 

Working Groups

According to BEREC Rules of Procedures the Board of Regulators is assisted by a working group called Contact Network composed of senior representatives of the BEREC NRAs. It is open to the participation of regulatory authorities of third countries with primary responsibility in the field of electronic communications, where those third countries have entered into agreements with the Union to that effect. The Contact Network is chaired by a representative of the Chair of the Board of Regulators. The 2019 BEREC Contact Network Chair is Mr Tom Boyce from ComReg. 

The Contact Network ensures the coordination of the proposals to be considered by the Board of Regulators and the BEREC Office Management Committee. The Board of Regulators may decide to delegate some of its duties to the Contact Network.

In addition to that, the work of BEREC is organised into Working Groups, which work on specific topics included in the BEREC Work Programme or arising of Ad Hoc basis, following request for advice or opinions from the EU Institutions.