Innovation and changeDigital TransformationFemale GovTech Leaders – 7-10 revealed!

Female GovTech Leaders - 7-10 revealed!

Our inaugural Female GovTech Leaders ranking spotlights influential women across the public sector who are leaders, trailblazers and transformers.

Earlier this month, we put forward a longlist of 33 leaders to an audience vote. This week we’ll be announcing the results of the vote – listing the top ten women voted for by our readers, starting with those in positions 10 to 7.

Thank you to everybody who voted – the response has been phenomenal.

  1. Jo Morrison, Head of Communications and Digital, Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council is seen as one of the best performing councils in the country, providing a wide range of services to more than 650,000 residents.

Jo has been head of the council’s busy communications unit since 2011, leading a talented bunch of marketing, media, creative and digital professionals. She’s driven the costs of communications and marketing down by 78%, whilst at the same time increasing the number of people who say they feel informed and satisfied. Jo’s unit has led the council’s drive towards digital and social media marketing.

Her responsibilities also include the council’s digital estate with a website reaching more than 1 million visitors per year and microsites for commercial and standalone products.

To read more about Jo click here.

  1. Jacky Wright, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC

Jacky is recognised as a transformational global leader, innovative technologist, and passionate advocate for women and people from Black, Asian, and minority ethic (BAME) backgrounds in technology. In October 2017, Jacky became Chief Digital and Information Officer for HMRC, where she is responsible for all of the technology powering one of the biggest digitally-enabled transformations in Europe.

Jacky is accountable for delivering HMRC’s digital and data strategies, which will enable HMRC to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world by 2020. Jacky’s technology choices have implications right across government, and the capabilities she is building in her teams are helping define HMRC’s future.

To find out more about Jacky click here.

  1. Noelle Godfrey, Programme Director, Connecting Cambridgeshire and Smart Cambridge programmes, Cambridgeshire County Council

Noelle is Programme Director for the Connecting Cambridgeshire and Smart Cambridge programmes at Cambridgeshire County Council, leading on the delivery of a future facing digital infrastructure for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region.

Noelle has worked in local government IT for almost 29 years and is passionate about using the power of technology innovation with cross-sector collaboration to improve connectivity and local public service delivery.

To read more about Noelle click here.

  1. Doniya Soni, Principal Policy Officer, Digital and STEM Skills, Greater London Authority

Doniya joined the Greater London Authority in February 2018 as the policy lead on digital and STEM skills. Prior to this, she was the digital skills and diversity lead at techUK, the trade association representing the UK tech sector.

In her time at the GLA, Doniya has worked on a number of key strategies and programmes to fulfil the Mayor’s ambition to establish a tech talent pipeline in London. She is responsible for establishing and leading the development of London’s basic digital skills entitlement for the devolved adult education budget, providing strategic input to the Mayor’s Digital Talent Programme, and leading the development of digital skills policy as part of the Mayor’s wider plans to create a better connected, data-driven city.

To read Doniya’s full profile click here.

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