• Gervase King coronated as MD at MBNL.
  • Permanent appointment fills gap left by Pat Coxen, who moved to BT Consumer last year.

EE–Three network sharing JV MBNL confirms King as MD

EE–Three network sharing JV MBNL confirms King as MD

Source: MBNL

EE’s network-sharing joint venture with Three UK confirmed Gervase King as Managing Director after more than a year without a permanent MD at Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL).

Speaking to TelcoTitans, MBNL confirmed King officially took the helm in August, having held the position on an interim basis since Pat Coxen departed in mid-2020. The JV did not comment on the reasons behind the delay in appointing King permanently.

Gervase King

Gervase King

Source: MBNL

King hails from the Three side of the JV, a change from his predecessor’s BT/EE lineage. Prior to MBNL, King was Director of Accounting & Financial Control at Three, having spent the majority of his ten years in the telecoms industry within subsidiaries of Three’s Hong Kong-based parent CK Hutchison.

Coxen moved back into the BT Consumer fold as MD, Strategy & Transformation in mid-2020. King’s previous MBNL seat, Finance Director, has been filled ad interim by former Head of Commercial Finance George Seabrooke since Coxen’s departure.

MBNL was established in 2007 and is jointly owned by EE and Three. It currently manages and operates 20,000 sites in the UK on behalf of its parent companies. Its Board of Directors is chaired by Patrick Binchy, Chief Operating Officer at Three UK, and is populated by three members from BT and three from Three.

MBNL leadership team, October 2021

Source: MBNL.

Gervase King

Managing Director

Matt Clark


Mike Corrigall


Charlie Etherington


Romny Gray


Keith Groombridge

Tower & Network Services

Mark Lovell


Helen O’Neill

Business Transformation

George Seabrooke

Finance (interim)

Sally Sellers

People, Health, Safety & Quality

Juliette Wallace

Business Planning & Property