Rachel Neaman appointed as new head of DigitalAgenda

Written by Helena Larsen, DigitalAgenda

Rachel Neaman has been announced as the new Director of DigitalAgenda.

Rachel has been a leader in digital inclusion, tech for good and digital skills for over 10 years. She has held posts in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including as the first Head of Profession for Digital at the Department of Health, as CEO of Go On UK (now Doteveryone), and as the first CEO of the Corsham Institute. She also holds a range of non-executive Board positions, and mentors both organisations and individuals. Rachel arrives as Julian Blake steps down.

Following the acquisition of DigitalAgenda by Digital Leaders last June with its work including the Impact Awards now driven by a new team, Julian has decided it is time for him to move on to a new challenge. He will therefore be leaving DigitalAgenda on 28 February.

Rachel Neaman said “Julian is rightly proud of DigitalAgenda’s role as a catalyst for UK tech for good and the annual Impact Awards. We all wish him well in his next role.”

Welcoming Rachel to her new role, CEO Robin Knowles said, “Rachel and I have worked together over many years in the digital space and the time felt right for Rachel to bring her knowledge and expertise to DigitalAgenda as we grow its Tech for Good and Social Impact Investors community and programme over the next few years.”

Rachel’s first event in her new role will be next week’s DigitalAgenda Impact Awards on 7th March. Rachel said “it promises to be a fantastic event with a packed afternoon and evening of great speakers and extraordinary award winners. I am very much looking forward to meeting the finalists, speakers and over 300 guests who will be joining us”.

Tickets are available here: https://www.impact-awards.co.uk/ceremony  

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