e-skills UK boards and steering groups

Employer-led governance keeps our work relevant and industry-focused

Our employer-led boards and steering groups keep us focused on our mission: to make sure the UK has the technology-related skills it needs to compete in the global economy.

And because our boards contain representatives from leading organisations, we can address issues that no company can handle on its own.

The Co-ordinating Board

The Co-ordinating Board carries the fiduciary and legal responsibilities for e-skills UK. Members include union and SME representatives, the Chair and the CEO of e-skills UK, and representatives from our IT & Telecoms Industry Board and our UK Businesses Board:

  • Andy Green – Director ARM
  • Dai Hudd – Deputy General Secretary Prospect
  • David Lister – CIO National Grid
  • Gayna Hart – MD Quicksilva
  • Julian David – CEO techUK
  • Karen Price – CEO e-skills UK
  • Phil Smith (Chair) – Chief Executive, UK & Ireland Cisco

The IT & Telecoms Industry Board

Employers of an exceptionally high calibre make up the IT & Telecoms Industry Board. Members include SME representatives as well as CEOs and MDs from the IT & Telecoms industry:

  • Oliver Benzecry – Managing Director, UK & Ireland Accenture
  • Andy Green – Director ARM
  • Clive Selley – CEO BT Technology, Service & Operations and Group CIO BT
  • Christine Hodgson – Chairman, Capgemini
  • Phil Smith (Chair) – Chief Executive, UK & Ireland Cisco
  • Michael Keegan – CEO UK & Ireland, Fujitsu
  • Craig Wilson – Managing Director and VP, UK & Ireland HP Enterprise Services
  • David Stokes – Chief Executive UK, Ireland IBM
  • Michel Van Der Bel – MD, UK and VP, MS International, Microsoft
  • David Callaghan – Senior VP Oracle
  • Gayna Hart – MD Quicksilva
  • Andy Griffiths – President Samsung
  • Shankar NarayananCountry Head, UK and IrelandTata Consultancy Services
  • Ronan Dunne – CEO, Telefonica UK (O2)

The CIO Board

e-skills UK engages with top IT managers from companies outside the IT & Telecoms sector through our UK Businesses Board. Members include SME representatives as well as CIOs and CTOs.

  • David Lister (Chair) – CIO National Grid
  • Tiffany Hall – Technology Controller for Operations, Finance and FM BBC
  • Angela Morrison – CIO Direct Line Group
  • Andy Nelson – CIO DWP
  • Jeremy Vincent – CIO Jaguar Land Rover
  • Alan Peacock – Director, Service Delivery Lloyds
  • David Norton – CIO Lowe and Partners
  • Richard Thwaite – Director of Information Metropolitan Police Service
  • Susan Cooklin – Group Chief Information Officer Network Rail
  • Catherine Doran – CIO Royal Mail
  • Andy Williams – CIO Save the Children International
  • Andy Haywood – Group CIO The Co-operative
  • Peter Pederson – CTO For other Industry SMEs

Steering Groups

Our Steering Groups provide guidance for our collaborative initiatives and programmes. Similar to our boards, these committees bring together an impressive spectrum of representatives from industry, education and government.

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