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The Erkmar team combines expert operational specialists with some of the world’s leading technology minds.

Together we bring no-nonsense practical capability, unmatched agility, and blue-sky thinking to every assignment we deliver. Our people work hard to ensure tangible outcomes tailored to your organisation’s unique requirements.

We use a combination of core permanent team members and temporary subject matter experts who integrate seamlessly with us to make up one family.


Robert Thelen-Bartholomew

Founder & CEO

Robert founded Erkmar Ltd in 2009 and leads the company’s global consultancy from the UK.


His expertise covers a range of subjects, including establishing new technology sector regulators, Dynamic Spectrum Access policy development, spectrum monitoring system design, advanced spectrum management system strategies, organisational change, modernisation, operational process development, and system procurement delivery. He also delivers related training and development.


Before establishing Erkmar, Robert was a director at Ofcom, the UK spectrum, media, and telecoms regulator. There he was responsible for spectrum engineering, enforcement, monitoring, and type approvals throughout the country.

Robert holds an MBA from Aberdeen University.


Lloyd Tailby

MD Erkmar Australia

Lloyd has over 30 years of wireless communications experience providing RF engineering and radio spectrum monitoring solutions and services internationally, for both public and private sector organisations.


Lloyd has a holistic view of technologies and a hands-on approach. He is particularly skilled in troubleshooting complex RF interference scenarios, as well as the design and practical application of IoT solutions.


Before joining Erkmar, Lloyd held regulatory and spectrum management roles in Australia and the UK, and worked in sports and entertainment environments. Passionate about quality of service, he pursues spectrum certainty for users and enjoys helping clients realise real-world benefits from emerging technologies.

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Tash Morgan-Etty

Chief Brand Officer

Having spent 18 years working across media, journalism, corporate communication, marketing and branding, Tash has delivered a variety of communication outputs for a wide range of projects and diverse national, regional, and international audiences. Her past clients include Endemol South Africa (now Endemol Shine Group), Bloomberg, Time Out, and Uber.

Beyond building brands, Tash has strong sustainability knowledge. She is Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership qualified, Carbon Literacy certified, and handles corporate and partner comms for a climate science charity in her spare time.
While developing the Erkmar brand, Tash also provides insights and advice for any client projects requiring strategic internal and external communication or sustainability expertise.


Steve Kennett

Director Cyber & Data Systems

Steve has more than three decades of experience in telecommunications, through military service in the RAF, senior management within the UK regulator, and as an Executive Director and CISO for a UK national public sector organisation. As a guest lecturer at several UK universities, his broad experience in Cyber, Information Security, and Operation Security is highly regarded in many circles.


Steve’s focus is on cyber and data-related threats, as well as practical resilience, and operational delivery of data systems and associated technologies. His skills compliment Erkmar’s engineering and regulatory experience by strengthening, securing, and future-proofing our clients’ technology projects.

Steve is a certified Senior Information Risk Owner. He ensures we are all kept informed of relevant cyber and information security developments, and that our in-house cyber team consistently delivers superior security capabilities and quality advice.

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Steve Roper

Subject Matter Expert

With 40 years of telecommunications experience, Steve is one of Erkmar’s top subject matter experts. He specialises in providing radio systems engineering, radio spectrum management and regulatory product approval services to our clients, while also providing ISO 17025 technical assessment services to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).


Steve is a Chartered Engineer, a European Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He previously held the Chair of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Power Line Telecommunications (PLT) Committee.

Steve is a highly experienced operational manager and strategist, and is a valued contributor to both our private and public sector clients’ projects.