Without the organisations represented on our board, our work wouldn’t be possible.
Their financial support allows us to operate, empowering us to bring businesses together to take action on this skills gap.
The individuals who sit on our board play an essential role in our governance and the shaping our strategy. They provide advice, support and challenge that furthers our mission and amplifies our impact.
Sir Peter Estlin
Sir Peter Estlin is also Chair of the Association of Apprentices, a national membership body for apprentices in the UK, as well as a trustee of Trust for London, Morden College and Bridewell Royal Hospital.
He is a non-executive on HMT Audit Committee and Ambassador for Onside Youth Zones. Peter was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2018/19, having had a thirty-five-year career with Barclays, Citigroup and Coopers & Lybrand in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Peter also acts as a trustee, representing FutureDotNow as a registered charity.
Liz Williams MBE
Liz is a long-term campaigner on the importance of everyone benefitting from digital technology. Prior to joining FutureDotNow, she was Director of Digital Society for BT Group, responsible for their digital and social inclusion strategies and cross-sector collaborations with government, civil society and other leading businesses.
Liz is Chair of Good Things Foundation, the UK’s largest charity focused on supporting digitally and socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital, and a trustee of the London Transport Museum. She sits on the Government’s Digital Skills Partnership Board and is a former publicly appointed Social Mobility Commissioner.
In 2019, Liz was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to digital literacy and social inclusion. In 2020 and 2021 she was named by Computer Weekly in the top thirty most influential women in UK tech and was a Women in Telecoms finalist at the 2020 World Communications Awards.
Managing Director, Registry and Public Benefit, Nominet
Eleanor leads the teams at Nominet responsible for service delivery, policy, corporate services and commercial activity related to the .UK registry and its registry services business.
She also leads the public benefit activity to positively impact the lives of one million young people a year through technology. She has been an executive director at Nominet since 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in the internet industry.
Policy Director, BT
Helen Burrows leads the content and services policy team at BT Group covering issues including digital inclusion and consumer fairness, future of content delivery, online harms and data.
Through the pandemic she led BT Group’s efforts to work with the Government to support vulnerable customers and citizens. She brokered support for those identified as most vulnerable to the virus, NHS workers, and kids and families home-schooling.
Previously she was in BT’s group strategy, policy and portfolio team covering media, copyright and privacy issues.
Senior Vice President, Salesforce
Dr. David Dempsey is an original co-founder of Salesforce EMEA, bringing Salesforce into Europe in 2000. Under his leadership he has overseen the growth of the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division of Salesforce from a three person Irish start up to a pan-European business with offices across Europe including regional hubs in Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Munich.
A previous Country Leader at Salesforce Ireland, and based at the company’s Irish headquarters in Dublin, David currently serves as an Executive Board Member for SFDC Ireland Ltd and its subsidiaries. David is also Salesforce’s Senior Vice President for EMEA Corporate Relations and sits on the Salesforce UK/I Leadership Team. In addition to his Irish executive role, David is also a pivotal voice for the Salesforce ESG focus in EMEA, including our Sustainability, Inclusion and Impact Investing focus and initiatives.
Managing Director, UKI Citizenship, Sustainability and Responsible Business, Accenture
Camilla is a longstanding champion and change agent for responsible business. She leads Corporate Citizenship for Accenture UKI, working with its leadership to embed social and environmental sustainability into the DNA of the business and its client work. Camilla has led the development of a number of large-scale ‘tech for good’ solutions to enable hundreds of thousands of people to build skills, confidence and access to opportunity. She set up the business-led youth charity Movement to Work and was its first CEO.
Camilla is a founding Director and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability and contributes to a number of industry groups and boards relating to tech, skills and responsible business.
Camilla also acts as a trustee, representing FutureDotNow as a registered charity.
Helen Milner OBE
CEO, Good Things Foundation
Helen Milner OBE is the Group Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation, an international social change charity whose mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Good Things Foundation works with thousands of hyper-local community partners to help people make the most of technology.
She has more than 30 years’ experience working in online education and was named Digital Leader of the year 2017, and 2019’s 13th Most Influential Women in Tech in the UK. Since 2010, Good Things Foundation has helped over 2.4 million people to improve their lives through digital. Good Things Foundation also operates in Australia and Kenya.
Chief Data Officer, Partner, PwC
Sunil Patel is a Partner and the first Chief Data Officer for PwC in the UK. He is responsible for developing the firm’s overall vision and strategy for the use of data. Sunil also leads PwC’s digital upskilling programme to equip 22,000 staff across the UK with the digital skills required for the future. Away from technology he sponsors PwC’s Hindu Network.
With over 30 years’ experience of leading large complex technology/digital transformation programmes for clients across government, healthcare and pharmaceuticals in particular, Sunil has a passion for accelerating tech enablement and innovation as we digitise and disrupt ourselves to remain relevant in a changing world.
Head of Digital Impact and Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group
Jemma is passionate about using data for good and developing impactful partnerships; all with people and purpose in mind. She is a #WATC top100 Rising Star 2019 and Tech Talent Charter UK Advisor.
Jemma leads the team responsible for the UK’s largest benchmark of individuals, charities and businesses’ digital skills; the Digital Index reports; UK tech adoption policy including the DCMS Digital Skills Partnership, and external partnerships for data for good, diversity and digital skills agendas. She is newly leading Sustainability for the Lloyds Banking Group Transformation division. Previously, Jemma worked at Accenture Interactive and dunnhumby, using data with human-centred design thinking to support clients including Sky, Tesco and Channel 4.
Jemma also acts as a trustee, representing FutureDotNow as a registered charity.