Jacqueline de Rojas, Tech Entrepreneur and President of techUK has been appointed as the new Chair of Digital Leaders. Jacqueline steps into the new role on 17th October and follows Lord Maude of Horsham.
Jacqueline de Rojas is a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove plc. She serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council & is Patron of the UTC Newcastle. She is a business mentor at Bird & Co offering board and executive level coaching and advises the board of Accelerate-Her. She is especially delighted to lend her support to the Girlguiding Association for technology transformation.
In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence – Digital & Social and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. Passionate about diversity and inclusion which informs where she places her support and drives reform.
Lord Maude said, “I have very much enjoyed Chairing the Digital Leaders Advisory Board and I now look forward to supporting the programme as it’s President. I heartily welcome Jacqueline de Rojas as our new Chair and know that she will benefit from Robin Knowles’ inspiring help and support, as I have. Jacqueline’s techUK experience and senior leadership roles in the sector will bring valuable leadership to us as we scale up our exciting activities in 2017/18”
techUK CEO Julian David said, “Jacqueline’s elevation from the Digital Leaders Advisory Board to its Chair will help both our organisations provide further benefits to our membership communities. We look forward to working closely with Digital Leaders in the coming year to share techUK’s policy work with its cross-sector and international community, and to collaborating on regional events that showcase how digital technology underpins the UK’s economy.”
Digital Leaders CEO Robin Knowles added, “Jacqueline has been a great voice for diversity and the UK Digital Economy on our board over the past few years and I, like so many in the digital community, have nothing but respect for her. I know that our community of over 120,000 will wholeheartedly welcome this appointment”
Digital Leaders welcomes new Chair Jacqueline de Rojas.