Charlotte is Policy Director at techUK, working with our members and policy-makers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and beyond to create the conditions for a world-leading tech sector and a thriving digital economy right across the UK. Her current focus is on leading techUK's response to the decision to leave the European Union.
Charlotte has led techUK's policy and public affairs function which covers a number of policy and regulatory areas including data protection and privacy, skills and migration, intellectual property and copyright, the Digital Single Market, the economic contribution of tech, and more. Charlotte is a regular co-author of reports for techUK, including notably London's Digital Future: the Mayoral Tech Manifesto (January 2016) and Securing our Digital Future: the techUK manifesto for Growth and Jobs 2015-2020 (September 2014). She was seconded as Chief of Staff to leading tech angel Sherry Coutu CBE on The Scale-Up Report on UK Economic Growth (November 2014), a major independent report for Government.
Charlotte was listed in the Computer Weekly top 50 most influential woman in tech 2016, and is a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. She is an Advisory Board member for the European Digital Forum, the UK Forum for Computing Education, and the 30% Club (whose aim is to boost the number of women in senior tech roles). Charlotte is a regular spokesperson, including at major events, select committees, and in national and trade press.
Charlotte previously led on policy for the Broadband Stakeholder Group, the UK's advisory forum on broadband. Prior to that, Charlotte worked for the Work Foundation on a major research programme on the knowledge economy and then on UK innovation policy. She has also worked at the New Local Government Network and on a number of political campaigns. She holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.