Belinda FawcettGeneral Counsel and Director of Property & Estates at Cornerstone
Belinda joined Cornerstone in January 2015. Cornerstone is the UK’s leading mobile infrastructure services company, owning and managing over 20,000 physical sites which make up the mobile radio networks of our shareholders, Telefónica (O2) and Vodafone, amongst others. As General Counsel and Director of Property and Estates, Belinda has overall responsibility for all aspects of Legal, Property and Estates and Governance across the business. Belinda started her career as a property lawyer in private practice before moving into the retail industry and working for Dixons, where she was instrumental in the retail rollout of their new format superstores in the UK and Eastern Europe. From there Belinda went into telecoms, working for 3 UK before joining MBNL (a joint venture between EE and 3) to set up the internal legal team that provided the governance and compliance support to the business and helped deliver the consolidated network for 3 and EE. At Cornerstone, Belinda has led the Legal and Property and Estates Team through the challenges of consolidating the Vodafone and O2 networks, driving new ways of working to encourage greater cooperation and alignment with the Property Industry which is seen as a major supplier to the business. She has been instrumental in the implementation of the new Electronic Communications Code across the telecommunications sector and sees this
as critical pathway to delivering a strong and reliable network and a world class digital economy.