“I am…delighted to accept the position as Chair of the Digital Poverty Alliance, a newly formed organisation committed to making sure that families don’t have to suffer the injustice of being excluded from digital life.
Our vision is to enable a world that enables everyone to have an equal + sufficient opportunity for the life-changing benefits that digital brings.
Over the coming months, we are creating a local + global community of organisations collaborating + 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
Paul is CEO of the Learning Foundation and the Digital Poverty Alliance.
Elizabeth leads the DPA’s operations and programmes, as well as those of the Learning Foundation.
Head of Research, Evaluation and Insights
Keelan works with cross-sector partners to build the evidence base on digital poverty and evaluate our proof of concept projects.
Head of Policy and Communications
Tom leads on our work to advocate for solutions to digital poverty, as well as our communications work.
National Partnerships Lead
Kate focusses on new and established corporate partnerships, as well as fundraising opportunities across the UK.
Project Support Manager
Fiona supports our programmes and activities, liaising with partners and driving activity across the team.
Head of Digital
Ellie leads on our digital presence, processes, website and marketing.
Administration and Policy Support
Natalie provides key administration and policy research support.
Our structure and governance.
Core Partners and invited members
Responsible for Governance & Leadership
CEO, Currys Plc
Alex has been CEO since 2018, and is leading an ambitious transformation to build a Currys that helps …
Trustee, The Learning Foundation
David Burrows has worked in IT for over 35 years, initially for Olivetti and Digital Equipment Corporation before …
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…
CEO The Learning Foundation
Paul Finnis is the CEO of the Learning Foundation. Paul has worked within the charity/NGO sector for 35 years.
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 …
Chair, The Learning Foundation
Neil started as a teacher + local authority adviser developing the use of technology in the classroom.
Michelle Richmond MBE CEng
Director of Membership and Professional Development, IET
Michelle Richmond was appointed IET Director of Membership + ….
Co-Chair, DPA Community Board
As a firm believer in equality of opportunity + using corporate scale, tech + data for good, Leigh has led …
Group Director of Sustainability and ESG, Currys Plc
Moira joined Currys Plc as Group Director of Sustainability and ESG …
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Ingrid Abreu Scherer
National Academy for Social Prescribing
We are Digital
Julia Adamson FRSA CITP
Director of Education
British Retail Consortium
Movement for Work
Tech UK – Broadband Stakeholder Group
Local Enterprise Partnerships
Digital Inclusion Wales
Good Things Foundation
Digital and Data at UK Finance
UK Regulators Network
UK Committee for UNICEF
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
CAST / Catalyst
Housing Association Charitable Trust
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
Public Engagement Researcher
Head of Social Impact, Nominet
Managing Director, System88 and Chief Innovation Officer, Waymark
Principal Architect, Kainos
Co-founder, Employers’ Social Mobility Alliance
Technology Sales Leader
Deputy Director for GOV.UK
Founder, Positive Transformation Group
Head of Digital Inclusion at Capgemini UK
Head of Learning and Quality, Croydon College
Ri Chakraborty FRSA
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts and Trustee for Norwich University of the Arts
Education Consultant at Beverly Clarke Consulting
Technical Lead, Code Nation
Senior Account Director, Lodestone Communications
Director, Mayden and Bath Bridge,
Third Sector Lead, Snook
Trustee at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Dr Karen Elliott
Professor of Practice in Finance and Fintech, University of Birmingham
CEO, Full Circle Educational Consultancy
Founding Director and CEO, Scottish Tech Army
Commercial Director, Cellnex UK
Founder and CEO, Thebes Group
Stakeholder and Communications Lead
Parliamentary Office Manager
Head of Sustainability Engagement and Capability Philip Morris International
Dr Sadia Jamil
Asian Media Information Communication Centre, UAE
Asia-Pacific Youth Ambassador, UNESCO-GAPMIL
Prof. Kerensa Jennings
Digital Impact Specialist
President at Open University Students Association
Chair & Co-Founder Ready Tech Go
Director of Security Studies, Oxford Cyber Academy
Group CEO, NetSupport Limited
James Lee Burgess
Founder CEO, UrbanXR
Founder and CEO, Embracement
CEO, Disability Rights UK
Managing Director, Global & Speciality, AON UK Ltd
Head of Partnerships, Scottish Tech Army
Prof. Michael John Miller
WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG) Roster of Experts
Founder of S.E.E.D.
Strategic Lead for Technology and Employment, RNIB
Chief Revenue Officer, Claxon Agency
Senior Lawyer - Digital Media, AdTech, Data Governance, Data Privacy, Data Ethics
Chief Technology Officer, The community of tech leaders
Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Northumbria University
Head of Amazon in the Community for Amazon UK
Catherine Ann Reid
CEO and Founder, Doqit Technologies
Founder, CEO and chairman of WANdisco plc
Maria Laura Ruiu (PhD)
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Northumbria University (UK)
Chief Data Officer, Brunswick Group
Prof. Sam Shah
Chief Medical Strategy Officer, Numan
Chief Operating Officer at Community TechAid
Chairman IQE PLC
Revd Gail Thompson
CEO founder, Millennium Community Solutions
Digital Strategy & Innovation Manager at Wigan Council
Julia Von Klonowski
Digital Director, Career Colleges
Associate Dean Partnerships, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Board Member at Town and Community Limited
Partnerships and Impact Director at In Kind Direct
Non Executive at BT, Virgin Money and The Money and Pensions Service
IBM Fellow (Retired)
Digital Technologies Leader, Mars
Prof. Simeon Yates
Professor of Digital Culture
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