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Skills and Diversity Council

The Skills and Diversity Council aims to support the wider diversity and inclusion agenda in the tech sector and use their convening power take concrete steps to help the UK develop skills for the modern economy. The Council brings together some of the most influential networks and people working across the industry to champion diversity in tech.

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Skills & Diversity Council members

Pamela Daley

Pamela Daley

Head of Culture & Transformation, Northern Europe, Atos, and Chair of the Skills & Diversity Council

Sian Wilson

Sian Wilson

Executive Director - Commercial and Partnerships, The Skills Network, and Vice Chair of the Skills & Diversity Council

Abidemi Ogunbowale-Thomas

Abidemi Ogunbowale-Thomas

 Tech Imagineer, Accenture

Alice Harrison

Alice Harrison

Transformation & Growth Specialist, Athensys

Amanda Cooper

Amanda Cooper

UK Head of Strategic Capability Planning, Thales

James Corcoran

James Corcoran

Head of Permanent Recruitment, Sanderson Government & Defence

Joanna Hitchen

Joanna Hitchen

Communications and EDI Lead, Costain

Jenny Ledger

Jenny Ledger

Senior HR Business Partner, Fujitsu

Kathryn Baddeley

Kathryn Baddeley

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

Martin Ewings

Martin Ewings

Brand Leader and Operations Director, Experis UK

Paige Gelder

Paige Gelder

Internal Communications Lead, EURONORTH, Dassault Systèmes

Pallavi Malhotra

Pallavi Malhotra

Director for Huawei Talent Alliance, Western European Region, Huawei

Ralitsa Nenkov

Ralitsa Nenkov

Director, Digital Transformation Lead, EY

Riham Satti

Riham Satti

CEO and Co-founder, MeVitae

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Director, Environmental, Social & Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility, Micro Focus

Simon Corbin

Simon Corbin

Data Centre Manager, Aptum

Tribeni Chougule

Tribeni Chougule

Inclusive Impact & Sustainability Director, Visa

Valérie Letellier

Area Business Operations Manager North EMEA, Oracle

Nimmi Patel

Nimmi Patel

Policy Manager, Skills, Talent and Diversity, techUK

Jake Wall

Jake Wall

Policy Manager, Skills and Future of Work, techUK

Jobs and Skills

To make sure that the UK is a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone, it is crucial that people have the digital skills needed for life and work. Rapid digitisation is creating surging demand for digital skills across the economy and the current domestic skills pipeline cannot keep up. Digitisation is also leading to rapid changes in the labour market that means some traditional roles are being displaced. There is an urgent need to better match the demand and supply.

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Future of Work

The future of work is changing, with emerging technologies such as robotics and AI set to become common place. For this to play out positively, and to combat the potential of displacement of jobs, we must create the right conditions. techUK believes that we need to act now to equip people and businesses with the skills they need to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion sits at the heart of digital growth. The tech sector understands that innovation thrives from diversity of thought and is continually looking to attract, recruit and retain a diverse workforce. techUK is proud to support a number of initiatives that promote this, from doing outreach work to ensure that people regardless of their background are inspired into tech, to initiatives that help build more inclusive workplaces for those with different accessibility needs.

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Returners Hub

Returners programmes offer a supported bridge back to work for people who have taken a career break. Providing ways for people to ease back into work after a career break is a vital way to make sure we do not lose out on their talent and experience. The techUK returners hub was created as a one-stop-shop for people looking to return to a career in digital.

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