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Professor Rachid Hourizi MBE

IoC Director

IoC

Rachid is the Director of the Institute of Coding (IoC) and has been in this position since the IoC’s launch in January 2018. The IoC is a successful national collaboration of more than 200 employers, 35 universities and 20 outreach partners that are working together to transform higher education and deliver new courses to help a larger and more diverse group of learners into tech careers. Prior to his current role, Rachid worked for ten years as a financial markets and commodity trader in London, Paris, Geneva and the USA, before taking up his first post at the University of Bath.

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Andrea Kaye

Head of Operations

IoC

Andrea leads the operational delivery of the IoC’s projects and programmes from design through to evaluation. She manages the team of specialists within the IoC Central Team to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and to an exemplary standard. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in education and training with a focus on provision and delivery of core digital skills.

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Clea Wood

Head of Marketing and Communications

IoC

As the IoC’s Head of Marketing and Communications, Clea develops and implements the IoC’s marketing and communications strategy to ensure the IoC is nationally recognised. This includes leading the development and implementation of inclusive learner engagement and recruitment campaigns for the IoC and partners. Clea has worked for some of the biggest brands in the UK, leading on nationwide, multi-channel campaigns across the B2B and B2C landscape.

Claudia Haine Corona

Finance Manager

IoC

Claudia is responsible for managing the project finances across all IoC programmes. She leads the development and delivery of IoC financial frameworks and processes, manage the financial functions of the IoC, and hold key relationships across the consortium with both funders and strategic partners. Claudia has over 15 years’ experience working in financial services across different organisations both in the private and public sector.

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Lesley McKay

Institute Coordinator

IoC

As one of the Institute Coordinators, Lesley is responsible for providing administrative support and for the ongoing development of the Institute of Coding (IoC). Lesley has worked with the University of Bath for nine years as a Senior Administrator where she has provided project administration across a wide range of projects.

James Rudge

Projects Officer (Data and Administration)

IoC

James' role involves managing data and providing administrative support for the IoC's projects. James has an interest in managing and analysing data and using technology to develop the business. He has over ten years of experience in data administration and has a real passion for building relationships with people and developing inclusive strategies.

Ella Jensen

Data and Evaluation Officer

IoC

Ella is responsible for evaluating outcomes and impacts of the projects and programmes of the IoC, communicating those to a range of stakeholders and placing them in a wider context. She leads on structuring the IoC dataset to ensure the quality and success of programmes, developing the evaluation framework, and manages key relationships across the consortium, with both external stakeholders and strategic partners. Ella has over 6 years’ experience working in the financial services as an analyst across different organisations within the private sector.

Joseph Valek

Marketing Coordinator

IoC

Joe's role as Marketing Coordinator sees him supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications to ensure the IoC is nationally recognised. His responsibilities include creating engaging content for our social media channels, assisting with the IoC's podcast, and collaborating with our Brand Ambassadors. Joe has professional experience in both the Financial Services and Hospitality sector, with a personal background of music production and radio presenting.

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Jacqueline de Rojas CBE

IoC Chair, President Emeritus & Board Member techUK, President Digital Leaders & Portfolio Non-Executive Director

With an executive career in the software industry of thirty years, Jacqueline serves on the boards of a number of public and private companies and is a business mentor at the Merryck Group. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and was a member of the government’s Post-18 Education Review. Received a CBE in Queen's New Year Honours 2018 for services to International Trade in Technology.

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Professor Sarah Hainsworth, OBE FREng

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), IoC Chair

University of Bath

Sarah is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of Bath and a Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering. She is a member of the Trustee Board for the Royal Academy of Engineering. Sarah was previously Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Aston University. Sarah is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Hainsworth was part of the research team that worked on the discovery of the body of Richard III at Leicester, working to characterise the weapon marks on the skeleton that allowed identification of how the King died on the battlefield – including the first use of micro-computed X-ray tomography in the analysis of tool marks in archaeological investigations. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List, for services to Engineering and Forensic Science.

Craig Walker

SVP and Strategic Customer Advisor to the Office of the CEO, Chair of the IoC's Industry Advisory Board

Salesforce

Craig graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1981 and worked for Shell IT in the UK, Colombia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the USA for 32 years. He spent five years with KPMG Consulting in the middle of his Shell career. His last role was 6 years as Global CIO for Shell’s Downstream Businesses. Craig joined Salesforce on the 1st May 2020 working as a strategic advisor to its customers, industries, sales teams and senior executives. Craig is the Chair of the IoC's Industry Advisory Board

Debbie Forster, MBE

Tech Talent Charter, Chair of the IoC's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board

CEO

A recognised figure in the areas of diversity, tech, innovation and education, first as the UK CEO of Apps for Good and now as CEO for the Tech Talent Charter. Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year 2016. Debbie has also been named on Computer Weekly’s list of “25 Most Influential Women in UK IT” for the last 5 years, coming in at #3 for 2018.

Anthony Thomas

Principal, Chair of the IoC Finance Advisory Board

Thomas & Company

Anthony is the Chair of the Institute of Coding’s Finance Advisory Board. He is also Principal at Thomas & Company [accountants and tax advisers]. His additional experience includes: Council Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation [CIOT] (2002/17), President, CIOT (2011/12); Chairman, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (2012/17). President, Association of Taxation Technicians [ATT] (2001/02). Past Council Member, ACCA and ATT. Council Member, Tax Advisers Europe and Adviser to the Executive Board. Chairman, Governing Body, Lawrence Sheriff School (2007/17) and Governor, Rugby School (2017/19). Trustee, Coventry Medical Society. Master, Worshipful Company of Tax Adviser (2015/16) and Court Member.

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Professor Rachid Hourizi MBE

IoC Director

University of Bath

Rachid is the Director of the Institute of Coding (IoC) and has been in this position since the IoC’s launch in January 2018. The IoC is a successful national collaboration of more than 200 employers, 35 universities and 20 outreach partners that are working together to transform higher education and deliver new courses to help a larger and more diverse group of learners into tech careers. Prior to his current role, Rachid worked for ten years as a financial markets and commodity trader in London, Paris, Geneva and the USA, before taking up his first post at the University of Bath.

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Martin Williams

Director of Finance

University of Bath

Martin joined the University of Bath in 2007. In 2017, Martin was appointed as Director of Finance, responsible for the University’s financial strategy and operations. Martin graduated from Cardiff University in 1987 with a BSc (Econ) in Politics. He completed the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting examinations in 1990. Martin has a wide range of financial and management experience in Higher Education, manufacturing and distribution companies. As Finance Director of the Lead Institution, Martin also oversees the management and distribution of IoC funds across the Consortium.

Anthony Impey MBE

Chief Executive

Be the Business

Anthony has a track record in starting, building, and operating businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently Chief Executive of Be the Business, which enables small businesses to boost their performance and productivity. Before this, he was Founder and Chief Executive of Optimity, building it into a leading wireless internet provider. He also started Touchbase Networks, worked for WellInvested in Silicon Valley and founded not-for-profit organisations TechCity Stars and Tech-Up Nation. He chairs the City & Guilds Industry Skills Board and the IoC’s Postgraduate Artificial Intelligence Governance Board. He brings start-up, entrepreneurial and small business experience to the IoC.

Eleanor Bradley

Managing Director, Registry & Social Impact

Nominet

As Managing Director, Registry and Social Impact at Nominet, Ellie leads the teams responsible for the UK registry of over 11m domain names and its registry services business. Nominet is a public benefit company and through its social impact programmes is committed to improving people’s lives through technology. This includes the flagship digital skills and social mobility programme in partnership with the Institute of Coding, ClickStart. She has over 20 years’ experience in the internet industry and is also a trustee at Carers UK.

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Holly Shiflett

Dean of Online Education & Professional Learning

University of Leeds

Holly’s career has been focused on the expansion and access of online education. Currently, she is the Dean of Online Education and Professional Learning at the University of Leeds where she leads strategy for Leeds Online. Prior to joining Leeds, she was the Director of Partnerships at FutureLearn where she led a global, partner-focused, business development team. Holly has worked with a variety of US, UK and Australian universities to initiate online programmes as Solutions Director at Wiley University services and Senior Director of Academic Services at eCollege. At the University of Pittsburgh in the US, Holly was the Founding Director of Distance Education. Holly is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association at Salisbury University. She brings enthusiasm and a deep background in higher education and online learning to the IOC.

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Sonal Jain

Degree Apprentice

Queen Mary University of London/Goldman Sachs

Sonal is a Degree Apprentice at Queen Mary University of London, working as a Software Engineer at Goldman Sachs. She is responsible for developing financial software applications to support front-office business teams globally and has experience in leading the delivery of critical digital projects while effectively managing senior stakeholders. Sonal sits on the Student-Staff Liaison Committee at Queen Mary and chairs the Goldman Sachs Apprentice Network. Outside of her apprenticeship, Sonal volunteers as a STEM Ambassador and with the Young Enterprise charity. Given her experience, Sonal is well positioned to bring a student perspective to the Institute of Coding, helping bridge the gap between university education and early careers in the digital space.

Professor Tony Clark

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor and Deputy Head of College for Engineering and Physical Sciences

Aston University

Tony is the Associate Pro Vice Chancellor and Deputy Head of College for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Tony is a specialist in Software Engineering with experience of working in the public and private sector including Marconi where he established the first AI toolkit in the UK, founding and running a spin-out software company, and more recently serving as a non-executive director of a technology start-up.

Julia Adamson MBE FBCS CITP

Managing Director, Education and Public Benefit

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Julia’s mission at BCS is to give every young person the digital skills they need to succeed in life and work. Under her leadership, the Computing at School (CAS) teachers’ network has grown in influence and now has over 25,000 teacher members. BCS’ Barefoot scheme, which supports primary teachers with learning materials and lesson plans, has so far reached 3.3 million children across the UK. Julia played a lead role in establishing and managing the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), an £84 million government-funded programme to upskill teachers to deliver world-class education in computing in schools. In 2023, Julia was awarded an MBE, for Services to Education. Julia is a Trustee of The Blackdown Education Partnership a Multi Academy Trust, in Mid Devon. Julia began her career in education 26 years ago as a teacher in Cheshire. In 2006 she joined Liverpool-based company, MGL, developing her vision for tech in schools, and how it could transform outcomes for learners. She joined Exeter-based South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) in 2009, supporting its work on online safety and education. Later joining BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT in 2017, holding a number of leadership roles, and is now Managing Director, Education and Public Benefit.

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Craig Walker

SVP and Strategic Customer Advisor to the Office of the CEO, Chair of the Industry Advisory Board

Salesforce

Craig graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1981 and worked for Shell IT in the UK, Colombia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the USA for 32 years. He spent five years with KPMG Consulting in the middle of his Shell career. His last role was 6 years as Global CIO for Shell’s Downstream Businesses. Craig joined Salesforce on the 1st May 2020 working as a strategic advisor to its customers, industries, sales teams and senior executives. He has a passion for people; and seeks to help people exceed their believed potential and enjoy a life of learning and development. He is honoured to be an IoC member.

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Christina Cole

Head of Skills to Jobs (EMEA)

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Christina has spent 15 years working across the UK and internationally to drive connections between government, education and industry to develop long term commitments to bridge technology skills gaps. Currently the Head of Skills to Jobs and Cloud Education Business Development for Amazon Web Services (EMEA), Christina focuses on building national alliances between private and public sector to drive economic development, by enabling education to up-skill diverse entry-level talent and connect them to local cloud employers. Christina is passionate about supporting the IoC on its mission to prepare young talent for the growing number of roles within emerging technologies.

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Cat Drew

Chief Design Officer

Design Council

At the Design Council, Cat champions Design for Planet, bringing together practitioners from across the design economy to develop new regenerative practice and create the conditions for designers to do their best work. Previously, Cat has held leadership positions at FutureGov and Uscreates, was a co-founder of the UK Government’s Policy Lab, and combines 10 years of experience in Government with an MA in Graphic Design. She speaks widely about the value of design and co-presented BBC Radio 4 The Fix. Cat is member of the RSA’s Decolonising Design Commission, on the faculty of States of Change, and advisory boards for the Institute of Coding, the Well_Lab at Work and the Design Age Institute, and a member of D&AD’s Impact Council. She is a member of The Point People and a co-founder of the Local Government Innovation Network.

Scot Gardner

Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

Siemens AG

Scot has been Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Siemens Digital Industries since December 2020. Prior to joining Siemens, Scot held a range of senior sales and management positions at Cisco including Chief Executive in the UK and Ireland. Scot started his career in the Oil & Gas Industry before moving to Technology and start-ups. Scot is an holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Birmingham and is an Alumni of Stanford University School of Business. An engineer at heart Scot is passionate about STEM skills and is currently an advisory board member of the UK’s Institute of Coding.

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David Jones

Chief Digital Officer

Swire

David is the Chief Digital Officer of John Swire & Sons - a privately owned conglomerate with significant assets across UK, Europe, the US and Asia. His role is to lead the global technology agenda across the Swire group of companies including the digitisation of existing and new business models. He is also a Director of Swire Energy Services. David joined Swire in September 2018 having previous held a number of technology roles in BP, including Digital CIO for BP Downstream and CIO of Castrol Group.

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Derek Joyce

Managing Director

J.P. Morgan

Derek has spent his career designing and building technology solutions for JPMorgan’s investment bank. His current role focuses on using that experience to shape their global technology talent strategy. JP Morgan think that great software engineering will be critical to all industries in the future and are passionate about building expertise and a great talent pipeline for it here in the UK.

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Charlotte Light

Chief Technology Officer

Aztec Group

Most recently working with boards and executive teams, Charlotte's career has been spent working across multiple industries bringing clarity and direction to technology decision-making to help organisations drive growth and efficiency through the most effective use of IT. Passionate about diversity and inspiring the next generation, the Institute of Coding is a great opportunity to participate in helping educators address the needs of industry.

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Julie Mercer

Principal

Nous Group

Julie works at all levels of the education system in the UK and internationally, transforming education to support young people achieve their potential, and governments and business develop and access the skills needed for the economy. Passionate about how education transforms lives, through the IoC she is particularly focused on encouraging more young women to pursue a career in the digital economy.

Hugh Milward

General Manager, Corporate External and Legal Affairs

Microsoft UK

Hugh leads Corporate, External and Legal for Microsoft in the UK, sitting on the UK management board. His focus includes work to help organisations overcome legal and regulatory hurdles to their technology adoption and transformation, managing some of the complex geo-political issues relating to tech, and working to ensure no one is left behind from the onward march of technology. He advocates for Microsoft on a range of issues including privacy, cybersecurity, online safety, digital skills and sustainability among others. Hugh’s background is in politics, corporate affairs, and reputation management, working for some of the world’s highest-profile brands. Hugh is a Board Director of the New West End Company, Chairing its Public Affairs committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of BritishAmerican Business. Hugh also chairs the CBI Tech Council and sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Coding.

Shilpa Shah

Director

Deloitte Consulting

Shilpa is a seasoned management consultant with 26 years of experience leading and driving technology enabled people-centric transformations in the Public Sector, with a specialised focus on Health & Social Care. A co-author of a BCS book on improving gender diversity in technology, she also leads the multi-award-winning Deloitte Women in Technology Network and is passionate about driving sustainable change and making the world of work truly diverse and inclusive. She is thrilled to join the IoC to help UK plc meet the growing demand for a broad and diverse range of digital skills.

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Stephen Warwick

Vice President UKi Technology & Head of R&D

IBM

Stephen is a multinational executive for technical sales, client engineering across AI, Automation, Security, Cloud, Storage, Power, and IBM Z. He enables high-experience engagements that help build the next generation of opportunity for IBM clients. With prior experience of strategic leadership and technical delivery in a worldwide software business, Stephen has led offering management, design, development and delivery of the IBM Automation and AI portfolio supporting the corporation's open hybrid cloud and AI strategy. Stephen also heads IBM's largest European Research and Development campus based in Hursley Park. With a unique blend of start-up and corporate environments, in development and technical sales roles, Stephen has the hands on experience to balance the need of remaining focused on time to market but lead with enough governance not to lose control. A passionate results-driven leader of high integrity who thrives on job satisfaction, respected and known for creating a positive working climate that inspires growth, inclusion, innovation, and positive culture.

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Jacky Wright

Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, US

Microsoft

Jacky is the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US, where she inspires and leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform. A long-time advocate of equitable access to education for all, she is proud to help drive this forward with the Institute of Coding.

Jonathan Young

Group CIO

FDM Group

Having developed an interest in coding BASIC on an Acorn Atom and ZX Spectrum whilst at school in the early 1980s, Jonathan began his career as a software developer in 1991 and has spent the subsequent 30+ years coding and managing the development of code. The bulk of Jonathan’s career has been in developing solutions in Investment Banking, for RBS, ABN AMRO, Barclays de Zoute Wedd, HSBC and others, but he has also developed solutions in the pharmaceutical industry (SmithKline Beecham) and in manufacturing (Corning Glass). Today, Jonathan is Group CIO for FDM Group and, alongside the IOC, serves on Computer Science industry advisory boards for three British Universities. Jonathan is studying for PhD at Durham University in using AI and ML to increase diversity in technology careers – coding in R and Python.

Kish Hirani

CTO

KISS Publishing Ltd

Kish is the CTO of an independent video games publisher, Kiss Publishing and has over 25 years of experience in the video-games industry, including 8 years at Sony PlayStation as Head of Developer Services just after the European launch of PS3 in 2007. He has worked as a technical leader at THQ, Acclaim and BBC Worldwide, as well as for Microsoft. Kish is also the founding Chair of BiG (BAME in Games), which advocates for more underrepresented ethnicities working in the video-games industry. He was listed as one of ‘The Top 100 most influential BAME leaders in UK Tech’ 2019 in the Financial Times; awarded the first ever ‘Diversity Star Award’ at the Develop:Star Awards 2019 and listed as ‘The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech’ by Diversity UK in 2018. In 2023 he was as the 'Top 100 IT/Tech leaders' in the UK by Computing.

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Debbie Forster, MBE

CEO

Tech Talent Charter (Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board)

A recognised figure in the areas of diversity, tech, innovation and education, first as the UK CEO of Apps for Good and now as CEO for the Tech Talent Charter. Debbie was awarded an MBE in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) named her Woman of the Year 2016. Debbie has also been named on Computer Weekly’s list of “25 Most Influential Women in UK IT” for the last 5 years, coming in at #3 for 2018.

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Neil Milliken

Chief Accessibility Officer

Atos

Neil is Head of Accessibility & Inclusion at Atos. His role is to help make the world a better place by delivering better technology for customers and staff. He is the Atos representative on the Business Disability Forum Technology Task Force and is also an invited expert for the W3C Cognitive Accessibility Taskforce & member of the Atos Scientific Community. He is co-founder of AXSChat, Europe’s largest twitter chat with a focus on Accessibility & Inclusion.

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Amali de Alwis

CEO

Subak UK

Amali was previously the Managing Director at Microsoft for Startups UK. Before this she was CEO of Code First: Girls, a multi-award winning social enterprise that works with women, men, and companies to increase the number of women in tech. Outside of the day job, Amali is a Board member at ADA National College for Digital Skills, and Advisory Board member at the Founders Academy. She is a founding member at Tech Talent Charter and is a CommonwealthFirst mentor. She was recently named as “The Most influential woman in UK IT 2018”.

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Steve Anderson

CEO

The Age Diversity Forum

Steve has led the Age Diversity Forum for four years, developing and designing awareness, support and services to showcase the values of age diversity in the workplace. Steve sits on DWP’s Age Action Alliance Steering Committee and is a regular speaker for the age agenda. Steve’s initial career was in international banking, where he spent over 20 years, managing operational resources and assets across the global financial centres. He also spent 10 years initiating global programmes for the protection of vulnerable people groups.

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Fleur Bothwick OBE

Director of Diversity and Inclusive Leadership for EMEIA

EY

Fleur's role entails developing, driving and embedding an integrated diversity strategy across this large multi-disciplined matrix organization. A key focus is stakeholder engagement, specialist consultancy, change management and brand development in the market. Fleur is a regular conference speaker and contributor to articles and research in this field. In 2016, Fleur co-wrote the first book on Diversity and Inclusive Leadership. Prior to EY, Fleur spent most of her career in investment banking, latterly being asked to develop the Lehman Brothers diversity strategy for Europe.

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Anna Brailsford

CEO

Code First: Girls

Anna is the CEO of Code First: Girls. Before joining CF:G Anna was the CEO and co-founder of Founders Factory incubated EdTech startup Frisbee. Prior to that, Anna was the Commercial Director of Lynda.com and LinkedIn. When LinkedIn acquired Lynda for $1.5 Billion in April 2015, she became part of the fourth-largest acquisition in social media history and subsequently contributed to the creation of LinkedIn Learning.

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Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE FREng FRS

Professor of Computer Science and Executive Director of the Web Science Institute

University of Southampton

Wendy was one of the very first computer scientists to conduct serious research in multimedia and hypermedia, and has remained at its forefront since then. She is involved in shaping science and engineering policy as well as education. She has held leadership roles on several national and international bodies, acting as an important role model and promoting the role of women in SET. Other notable roles include: President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); member of the UK Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology; founding member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council and President of the British Computer Society.

Professor Kerensa Jennings

Director of Digital Impact

BT Group

Kerensa is BT Group Director of Digital Impact. Until recently, Kerensa was CEO of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), an international programme aiming to help address the digital skills gap. Kerensa was previously a TV producer and the BBC's Head of Strategic Delivery. Her work on the BBC's Make it Digital strategy earned the Innovation Enterprise Chief Strategy Officer's Best Innovation Award. Kerensa is also a Professor, an Executive Coach and a bestselling author. She is passionate about helping people unlock their potential and has been selected among the most influential women in UK tech for the last three years by Computer Weekly.

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Diane Lightfoot

CEO

Business Disability Forum

Diane became the CEO of Business Disability Forum in February 2017. She was previously Director of Policy and Communications for United Response. Diane works with Government to shape disability employment policy and to share best practice. She is also a member of the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Professional Advisers Group as well as the Disability Expert Advisory Panel for the Civil Service and the Diverse Leadership Taskforce.

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Mark Smith

CEO

ADA National College for Digital Skills

Mark was a member of the inaugural cohort of Teach First in 2003. Following this he has worked for Lloyds Banking group in the UK and South Africa, as well as helping to establish a school in Uganda. Mark graduated from Harvard in 2011 with an interdisciplinary Masters in Education before joining an education leadership charity, The Future Leaders Trust. 

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Molly Watt

Molly Watt Ltd

Accessibility Consultant

Molly is a keynote speaker as well as a usability and accessibility consultant, who specialises in assistive technology and design for those with sensory impairment. Molly is also the ambassador and advocate of Molly Trust, a charity set up to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome and of Sense, the deafblind charity. Molly has also written and illustrated two anti-bullying books, which have been published, and is a keen blogger, writing about her experiences with Usher Syndrome.

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Darren Dancey

Head of Department: Computing and Mathematics

Manchester Metropolitan University

Darren is Manchester Met’s Director for the Institute of Coding and Head of School for the School of Computing, Maths and Digital Technology. Darren has a research background in Artificial Intelligence with a PhD in Artificial Neural Networks. Darren has led several large projects funded by Innovate UK, the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, and the European Research Council. Darren also sits on the organising committee for the Manchester Raspberry Pi Jam and on the BCS Manchester branch committee.

Sam Mills

Manager, Global People & Organisation

PwC UK

Sam is a Manager in PwC's People & Organisation practice and has been heavily involved in Social Mobility Initiatives within the firm, as well as being leading PwC's work on the City of London Socio-economic Taskforce. Sam is also an active mentor for people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. In his spare time, Sam is a First Responder for the Ambulance Service and sees first-hand how people can fall through the cracks of society.

Zainab Shariff

Head of Culture

Southbank Centre

Zainab is currently Head of Culture at the Southbank Centre working with teams across the organisation to centre and embed inclusion. Prior to this, Zainab worked in Graduate Recruitment and Diversity & Inclusion at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer supporting their UK offices. Her passion for equity and inclusion was sparked by her time as a secondary school maths teacher in East London as part of the Teach First Graduate scheme. Her cross-sector experience remains focused on creating workspaces that are accessible and welcoming to the talented but marginalised young people she had the privilege of meeting at the beginning of her career.

Anthony Thomas

Chair of the Finance Advisory Board

Thomas & Company

Anthony is the Chair of the Institute of Coding’s Finance Advisory Board. He was Principal at Thomas & Company [accountants and tax advisers], and has now retired from this role. His additional experience includes: Council Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation [CIOT] (2002/17), President, CIOT (2011/12); Chairman, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (2012/17). President, Association of Taxation Technicians [ATT] (2001/02). Past Council Member, ACCA and ATT. Council Member, Tax Advisers Europe and Adviser to the Executive Board. Chairman, Governing Body, Lawrence Sheriff School (2007/17) and Governor, Rugby School (2017/19). Trustee, Coventry Medical Society. Master, Worshipful Company of Tax Adviser (2015/16) and Court Member.

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Martin Williams

Director of Finance

University of Bath

Martin joined the University of Bath in 2007. In 2017, Martin was appointed as Director of Finance, responsible for the University’s financial strategy and operations. Martin graduated from Cardiff University in 1987 with a BSc (Econ) in Politics. He completed the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting examinations in 1990. Martin has a wide range of financial and management experience in Higher Education, manufacturing and distribution companies. As Finance Director of the Lead Institution, Martin also oversees the management and distribution of IoC funds across the Consortium.

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Andrea Kaye

Head of Operations

IoC

Andrea leads the operational delivery of the IoC’s projects and programmes from design through to evaluation. She manages the team of specialists within the IoC Central Team to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and to an exemplary standard. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in education and training with a focus on provision and delivery of core digital skills.

Claudia Haine Corona

Finance Manager

IoC

Claudia is responsible for managing the project finances across all IoC programmes. She leads the development and delivery of IoC financial frameworks and processes, manage the financial functions of the IoC, and hold key relationships across the consortium with both funders and strategic partners. Claudia has over 15 years’ experience working in financial services across different organisations both in the private and public sector.

Tom Stanton

Head of Internal Audit

University of Bath

Tom has worked as the Head of Internal Audit for the University of Bath for 8 years, working independently to deliver scheduled audits and ad-hoc reviews across a range of the University’s activities. Tom is a Chartered Accountant and qualified in 2008 and has worked with a number of private and public institutions.

Sam Gardiner

Faculty Accountant

University of Bath

Aston University

Aston

Aston University is developing degrees, Masters-level courses and Degree Apprenticeships.

Birkbeck University

London

Birkbeck University is contributing a range of data science courses with the IoC.

Birmingham City University

Birmingham

University of Bath

Bath

University of Bath is the lead partner in the Institute of Coding.

Cardiff University

Cardiff

Cardiff University is engaging with the IoC to develop opportunities to promote digital skills and digital careers.

Coventry University

Coventry

Coventry University aims to develop a comprehensive offer for computing specialists and those seeking to make a career change into enhanced digital skills.

University College London

London

Durham University

Durham

Durham is working with York, Nottingham and Edge Hill universities and industry partners to retrain 100 women for a career in tech.

University of Exeter

Exeter

The University of Exeter combines world class research and teaching with excellent student satisfaction across its campuses.

FutureLearn

London

FutureLearn is an online social learning platform transforming access to education on a global scale.

University of Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

Award-winning, inspiring and creative courses taught by experts in the heart of Gloucestershire.

University of Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Lancaster University

Lancaster

Pioneering new teaching spaces, methods and extra-curricular activities at the UK’s #1 for CS graduate prospects.

University of Leeds

Leeds

Developing a portfolio of high-quality online courses to support employment in the modern digitised workplace.

London School of Economics

London

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan will deliver industry-focused education in data science, artificial intelligence and cyber security.

University of Manchester

Manchester

The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s largest, and one of the country’s major research institutions.

Newcastle University

Newcastle

Newcastle University is developing two industry enhanced digital courses at Master’s level in addition to a range of CPD courses with the IOC. IOC Courses coming soon

Northumbria University

Northumbria

Northumbria University is working closely with industry partners to deliver digital courses and training opportunities.

Open University

Milton Keynes

The Open University is the UK’s largest university and the only university dedicated to distance education. The OU leads Theme 1 (University Learners) of the IoC. Courses coming soon

QMUL

London

Queen Mary, University of London has developed a range of industry enhanced digital courses with the support of the IoC. 

Swansea University

Swansea

Swansea University leads on the IoC in Wales, leading the national Technocamps school engagement programme and providing Degree Apprenticeships.

Teeside University

Middlesbrough

Teeside University has joined the IoC consortium.

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield

The University of Sheffield with the Institute of Coding is supporting the development of student-led enterprises.

University of Sunderland

Sunderland

Through its innovative programmes, industry networks and CPD University of Sunderland will meet digital skills needs.

UAL

London

UAL’s Creative Computing Institute is developing an online learning portfolio to help businesses benefit from creative digital technology.

UWE

Bristol

UWE Bristol’s contribution to the IoC includes enterprise studios, innovative spaces and industry-facing digital programmes.

University of York

York

The University of York is developing a range of online industrially relevant programmes with the IoC.

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills

Association of Colleges

Atos

AWS

BCS

Our mission is to create a world where computing benefits everyone.

BT

Cairneagle Associates LLP

Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation.

Cisco

Emerald Group

Computer support and services allowing customers to use IT for good.

EY

FDM Group

FSB

HORIBA MIRA Ltd.

Warwickshire based automotive engineering and development consultancy company with over 70 years’ experience.

HM Revenue & Customs

IBM

J.P.Morgan

Molly Watt

Noise Gate Media

Development company working with organisations to produce web applications, websites and web content.

PwC

Qufaro

Shell

Swire

techUK

Tectre

Unipart Group

A worldwide logistics, supply chain, manufacturing and consultancy company in multiple sectors including automotive and technology.

Warwick Arts Centre

An inspiring arts venue, with a diverse programme of cultural experiences locally and nationally.

The Age Diversity Forum

Business Disability Forum

Code First: Girls

#techmums

London

#techmums empowers women, their families and communities through technology.

Tech Talent Charter

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