Our People.

“I am…delighted to accept the position as Chair Emeritus of the Digital Poverty Alliance, an organisation committed to making sure that families don’t have to suffer the injustice of being excluded from digital life.

Our vision is to facilitate a world that enables everyone to have an equal and sufficient opportunity for the life-changing benefits that digital brings.

We are creating a local and global community of organisations collaborating and uniting under a common cause. We’ll start in the UK, but quickly engage with global partners that share our values.”

Lord Jim Knight

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DPA Core Team

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

CEO

elizabeth@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Elizabeth leads the DPA’s operations and programmes, as well as those of the Learning Foundation.

Tom Lowe

Tom Lowe

Head of Policy and Communications

tom@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Tom leads on our work to advocate for solutions to digital poverty, as well as our communications work.

Kate Towey

Kate Towey

National Partnerships Lead

kate@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Kate focusses on new and established corporate partnerships, as well as fundraising opportunities across the UK.

Immy Black

Immy Black

External Affairs Coordinator

immy@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Immy provides key support on our external affairs and partnerships, and on our digital presence, website and marketing.

Natalie Jubb

Natalie Jubb

Administration and Policy Support

natalie@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Natalie provides key administration and policy research support.

Adele Kersey

Adele Kersey

External Affairs Coordinator

adele@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Adele provides key support for external affairs, marketing, policy and partnerships.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Volunteer Social Media Assistant

emily@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Emily provides key support for our marketing campaigns on Facebook and Instagram.

Cassia Jefferson

Cassia Jefferson

Volunteer Fundraising Assistant

cassia@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Cassia provides key support for our fundraising and campaigns.

Llinos Edwards

Llinos Edwards

Volunteer Policy Researcher and Assistant

llinos@digitalpovertyalliance.org

Llinos provides support for policy research.

Our structure and governance.

Board

Core Partners and invited members
Responsible for Governance & Leadership

Lord Knight

Lord Knight

Chair Emeritus

Jim Knight works in education, digital technology + as a legislator. Jim is a director of Suklaa Ltd, providing …

Alex Baldock

Alex Baldock

CEO, Currys Plc

Alex has been CEO since 2018, and is leading an ambitious transformation to build a Currys that helps …

David Burrows

David Burrows

Trustee, The Learning Foundation

David Burrows has worked in IT for over 35 years, initially for Olivetti and Digital Equipment Corporation before …

Paula Coughlan

Paula Coughlan

Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer at Currys

Paula is Currys’ Chief People Officer, a role she has held since 2019, when she joined with the ambition to…

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Interim CEO, The Learning Foundation and Digital Poverty Alliance

Elizabeth Anderson is the Interim CEO of the Learning Foundation and Digital Poverty Alliance.

Danielle George MBE

Danielle George MBE

Past President, IET

Danielle George MBE CEng FIET was born on 27th January 1976 and grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne and …

Niel Mclean

Niel Mclean

Chair, The Learning Foundation

Neil started as a teacher + local authority adviser developing the use of technology in the classroom.

Michelle Richmond MBE CEng

Michelle Richmond MBE CEng

Director of Membership and Professional Development, IET

Michelle Richmond was appointed IET Director of Membership + ….

Moira Thomas

Moira Thomas

Group Director of Sustainability and ESG, Currys Plc

Moira joined Currys Plc as Group Director of Sustainability and ESG …

National Delivery Committee

This committee focuses on the cross-sector action needed to tackle digital poverty in all its forms in the UK, actions that are enumerated in our recently published National Delivery Plan. These actions, which will touch every citizen in the country if realised by 2030, push forward the opportunities of universal digital access not realised in the pandemic’s aftermath or any national moment since.

David Burrows

Chair

Ingrid Abreu Scherer

Member representing

National Academy for Social Prescribing

Matthew Adam

Member representing

We are Group

Julia Adamson FRSA CITP

Director of Education

BCS

Gillian Churchill

Member representing

Movement for Work

Matthew Evans

Member representing

Tech UK

Roisin Wood

Member representing

Northern Ireland Community Foundation

Helen Dobson

Member representing

Citizens Online

Catrin Hale

Member representing

Currys (Non-profit)

Carolyn Bunting

Member representing

Internet Matters

Robin Knowles

Member representing

Digital Leaders

Natasha Waller

Member representing

Local Enterprise Partnerships

Jocelle Lovell

Member representing

Cwmpas

Amy Low

Member representing

AbilityNet

Emma Stone

Member representing

Good Things Foundation

Phillip Mind

Member representing

Digital and Data at UK Finance

Kate Mitchenall

Member representing

UK Regulators Network

Polly Morgan

Member representing

iDEA Foundation

Martyn Perry

Member representing

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Tatiana Raikes

Member representing

Currys (Marketing)

Freddie Quek

Member representing

#Joiningthedots community of 14 tech leaders communities

Jason Scott-Taggart

Member representing

Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

David Scurr

Member representing

CAST / Catalyst

Aaron Slater

Member representing

Scottish Council of voluntary organisations

Adam Chester

Member representing

Housing Association Charitable Trust

Emma Weston

Member representing

Digital Unite

Charlotte Walshe

Member representing

In Kind Direct

Maxine Barrett

Member representing

Teach First

Hollie Whittles

Member representing

Federation of Small Businesses

Liz Williams

Member representing

FutureDotNow

Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors play a key role in helping to raise awareness and to support our small core team to deliver services for the DPA community.

Dr Kira Allmann

Dr Kira Allmann

Public Engagement Researcher

Chris Ashworth

Chris Ashworth

Head of Social Impact, Nominet

Matt Atkinson

Matt Atkinson

Managing Director, System88 and Chief Innovation Officer, Waymark

Hilary Bannister

Hilary Bannister

Principal Architect, Kainos

Andy Boucher

Andy Boucher

Co-founder, Employers’ Social Mobility Alliance

Trish Blomfield

Trish Blomfield

Head of Global Accounts, Europe, Check Point Software Technologies

Dan Brember

Dan Brember

Deputy Director for GOV.UK

Dan Brown

Dan Brown

Founder, Positive Transformation Group

Sally Caughey

Sally Caughey

Head of Digital Inclusion at Capgemini UK

Alfred Cardona

Alfred Cardona

Head of Learning and Quality, Croydon College

Ri Chakraborty FRSA

Ri Chakraborty FRSA

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts and Trustee for Norwich University of the Arts

Beverly Clarke

Beverly Clarke

Education Consultant at Beverly Clarke Consulting

Liam Cookson

Liam Cookson

Technical Lead, Code Nation

Andy Curry

Andy Curry

Managing Director, LION+MASON

Jo Dalton

Jo Dalton

Senior Account Director, Lodestone Communications

Fiona Dawson

Fiona Dawson

Director, Mayden and Bath Bridge,

Kat Dixon

Kat Dixon

Third Sector Lead, Snook

Dave Donaghy

Dave Donaghy

Trustee at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Elena Dumitrana

Elena Dumitrana

Product Lead

Dr Karen Elliott

Dr Karen Elliott

Professor of Practice in Finance and Fintech, University of Birmingham

Angela Fairs

Angela Fairs

CEO, Full Circle Educational Consultancy

Alistair Forbes

Alistair Forbes

Founding Director and CEO, Scottish Tech Army

Mick Goulding

Mick Goulding

Commercial Director, Cellnex UK

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Founder and CEO, Thebes Group

Fiona Hopkinson

Fiona Hopkinson

Stakeholder and Communications Lead

Sean Houlston

Sean Houlston

Parliamentary Office Manager

Ebru Ilhan

Ebru Ilhan

Global Lead, Corporate Social Responsibility, Amazon

Dr Sadia Jamil

Dr Sadia Jamil

Asian Media Information Communication Centre, UAE

Dhammaratna Jawale

Dhammaratna Jawale

Asia-Pacific Youth Ambassador, UNESCO-GAPMIL

Prof. Kerensa Jennings

Prof. Kerensa Jennings

Digital Impact Specialist

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

President at Open University Students Association

Savraj Kaur

Savraj Kaur

Digital Inclusion Lead, Westminster City Council

Richard Knowlton

Richard Knowlton

Director of Security Studies, Oxford Cyber Academy

Al Kingsley

Al Kingsley

Group CEO, NetSupport Limited

James Lee Burgess

James Lee Burgess

Founder CEO, UrbanXR

Mark Lockton-Goddard

Mark Lockton-Goddard

Founder and CEO, Embracement

Kamran Mallick

Kamran Mallick

CEO, Disability Rights UK

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason

Managing Director, Global & Speciality, AON UK Ltd

Kirsty McIntosh

Kirsty McIntosh

Head of Partnerships, Scottish Tech Army

Prof. Michael John Miller

Prof. Michael John Miller

WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG) Roster of Experts

Shakeeb Niazi

Shakeeb Niazi

Founder of S.E.E.D.

Martin O'Kane

Martin O'Kane

Strategic Lead for Technology and Employment, RNIB

Ray O'Sullivan

Ray O'Sullivan

Chief Revenue Officer, Claxon Agency

Alison Owen

Alison Owen

Senior Lawyer - Digital Media, AdTech, Data Governance, Data Privacy, Data Ethics

Freddie Quek

Freddie Quek

Chief Technology Officer, The community of tech leaders

Massimo Ragnedda

Massimo Ragnedda

Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Northumbria University

Andrea Ravnik

Andrea Ravnik

Ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance

Catherine Ann Reid

Catherine Ann Reid

CEO and Founder, Doqit Technologies

David Richards

David Richards

Ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance

Maria Laura Ruiu (PhD)

Maria Laura Ruiu (PhD)

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Northumbria University (UK)

Paul Russell

Paul Russell

Creative Thinking

Issi Saumtally

Issi Saumtally

Ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance

Prof. Sam Shah

Prof. Sam Shah

Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Numan

Cat Smith

Cat Smith

Chief Executive Officer at Community TechAid

Phil	Smith

Phil Smith

Chairman IQE PLC

Revd Gail Thompson

Revd Gail Thompson

CEO founder, Millennium Community Solutions

Samantha Tilley

Samantha Tilley

Digital Strategy & Innovation Manager at Wigan Council

Julia Von Klonowski

Julia Von Klonowski

Digital Director, Career Colleges

Catherine Tryfona

Catherine Tryfona

Associate Dean Partnerships, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Andy Wake

Andy Wake

Board Member at Town and Community Limited

Prof. Simeon Yates

Prof. Simeon Yates

Professor of Digital Culture

Chris Winter

Chris Winter

IBM Fellow (Retired)

Chris Wong

Chris Wong

Digital Technologies Leader, Mars

Emma Wright

Emma Wright

Lawyer

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