Meet the Team

Justin Springham - Managing Editor

Justin Springham - Managing Editor

Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress Show Dailies (Mobile World Daily), the daily e-newsletter Mobile Business Briefing and the Mobile Apps Briefing news service (these latter two are now integrated within Mobile World Live). He started his career in telecoms journalism in 1999 as deputy editor of Mobile Europe. Since then he has launched and edited numerous telecoms publications, most recently serving as senior European editor of Unstrung (now Light Reading Mobile). Justin has a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield. @SpringhamJustin

Jacquie Luscombe - Executive Producer

Jacquie Luscombe - Executive Producer

Jacquie Luscombe produces extraordinary audience experiences through live events, television broadcasts, video and web. Her creativity and leadership skills have made her one of the most sought-after production professionals in Canada, with a client roster that includes Microsoft, Pfizer Canada, KPMG, and other members of North America’s corporate elite.In recent years Jacquie’s talents have led her overseas and around the world. She is currently the Executive Producer for Mobile World Live and Mobile World Live TV which broadcasts live from Mobile World Congress. Jacquie began her career as a television producer, but later transitioned into corporate video and corporate events, earning a role as a team leader at ICE (Integrated Communications and Entertainment), then Canada’s largest full-service communication agency.

Trevor Skinner - Digital Director

Trevor Skinner - Digital Director

Trevor has worked for the GSMA for 16 years and has over 25 years’ experience within the marketing and communications sector. He started at GSMA as ‘webmaster’ designing and developing all online materials as well as handling all company related I.T. matters.
As Digital Director, his role includes responsibility for the definition and technical direction of the Mobile World Live products, including webinars, live streaming events and mobile applications.Trevor’s responsibilities also include management of external partnerships for the development of Mobile World Live.
Trevor is a qualified Electronics Engineer to BEng (Hons) degree. @trevorskinner

Gigi Chan - Acting Sales Director

Gigi Chan - Acting Sales Director

Gigi joined Mobile World Live in March 2016. Her role is to provide media solutions across Mobile World Live for clients in the Asia Pacific region. She is a media professional with extensive experience in publishing, particularly in the telco space. Prior to joining Mobile World Live, Gigi was Publisher for Questex’s Telecom Asia publication and drove the business to achieve high profit margin. She also successfully reinvented Telecom Asia from print media to online & digital platforms. She is always able to provide integrated media solutions and deliver effective marketing campaigns to meet clients’ ROI marketing objectives.

Georgina Gurnhill - Marketing Director

Georgina Gurnhill - Marketing Director

Georgina joined GSMA in 2015 as Director of Media and Platforms Marketing. Her role covers strategic marketing for Mobile World Live and other GSMA platforms.
Georgina has over 20 years of senior marketing experience gained within global media, publishing and technology businesses. Most recently Georgina mentored technology and publishing start-ups with their marketing and brand development, and prior to this she held senior strategic marketing roles at large global publishers including Reed Elsevier, Thomson Reuters, and Macmillan Publishing Group. Georgina is passionate about new technologies and driving media brands forward. She holds an MA in Publishing.

Rick Costello - General Manager

Rick Costello - General Manager

Rick joined the GSMA in 2004 to manage the organisation’s research services. After taking over the publishing of the Mobile World Congress Show Daily (Mobile World Daily) in 2007, he and Justin launched the GSMA’s digital news service, Mobile World Live (then called Mobile Business Briefing). In addition to Mobile World Live, Rick is responsible for a number of the GSMA’s commercial operations including GSMA Intelligence and coverage mapping services. He has worked in technology marketing and publishing for over 25 years for organisations including McCann Erickson, Grey Advertising and DigitasLBi, specialising in the telecommunications sector.

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Steve Costello – Senior Editor

Steve Costello – Senior Editor

Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist and editor specialising in the telecoms industry since 1996. Steve has worked for a number of publications in staff and freelance roles, previously working with market intelligence provider Market Mettle covering topics including smartphones, mobile value added services and operator strategy. He has also held staff positions with Financial Times Media & Telecoms, CMP Europe, ComputerWire and CI Works.

Joseph Waring – Asia Editor

Joseph Waring – Asia Editor

Joseph joins Mobile World Live as the editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he drove the overall editorial strategy for the flagship print publication as well as regular print/online supplements and newsletters. He successfully guided the publication through a shift in business model, as the majority of Telecom Asia’s advertising revenue became generated from online services rather than print. He has worked for more than two decades in Asia as an editor for business publications and websites, with experience at a web startup in 2000, R&D Magazine, Global Sources and the Bangkok Post.

Richard Handford – Senior Editor

Richard Handford – Senior Editor

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a senior contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including The Economist, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he edited two telecoms newsletters for the Financial Times: Telecoms Markets and Mobile Communications.

Chris Donkin - Content Editor

Chris Donkin - Content Editor

Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved to telecoms PR as a content specialist producing white papers and marketing collateral for some of the biggest names in the mobile sector. Now working as Content Editor across all channels of the MWL portfolio, Chris produces news and in-depth features on key issues from across the industry.

Kavit Majithia - Content Editor

Kavit Majithia - Content Editor

Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Here, he gained vast experience reporting on telecoms and technology for Capacity magazine, leaving the publication as news editor in November 2014 after more than four years. Following a brief stint at Edelman PR working on short-term projects for Ericsson and Samsung, Kavit is now back in the world of journalism, reporting across all of Mobile World Live’s media services. @KavitMajithia

Saleha Riaz - Reporter

Saleha Riaz - Reporter

Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating news content, blogs, and conducting TV interviews. Previously, she worked as a content editor at Contentive, a digital publishing agency, where she was in charge of several news portals, including Digital by Default News and Shale Energy Insider. At Contentive Saleha managed launch of the portals and was responsible for the rapid growth of their subscriber bases. Before that, she worked at one of Pakistan’s major national newspapers, The Express Tribune, as a senior sub-editor on the Opinion desk. She has a BA History from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MA in International Journalism from City University. @salehariaz

Rudolph Moncrieff – Manager, Digital Content & Keynotes

Rudolph Moncrieff – Manager, Digital Content & Keynotes

Rudolph joined the GSMA in January 2007 working for the conference development team, and continues to lead on the development and delivery of the keynote programme for the industry leading Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo events. He’s also responsible for the Mobile World Live webinar programme, as well as contributing to the Mobile World Live TV schedule. Rudolph holds a joint honours degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Aberdeen.