Trustee board members

Alastair RevellEUR ING Alastair Revell CITP CEng FBCS
President 2024-2025
Alastair leads the management and technology consulting practice that he established in 1985. He holds a number of board appointments with IT bodies, including the Engineering Council. He is passionate about ethical practice and an ardent advocate of chartered professionalism.

Daljit RehalMr Daljit Rehal FBCS
Deputy President 2024-2025
Daljit Rehal is the Chief Digital & Information Officer for HMRC
Daljit joined in Sept 2020 as CDIO for HMRC. Daljit is responsible for all IT systems for HMRC and VOA, Daljit is also responsible for the running of Live Services of critical systems for our customers.
Daljit is a member of Cross Government forum and is a subject matter expert in his field, he is a proven leader with experience in creating business value through Culture, People, Process and Technology.
Daljit has a particular passion for leading change, focused on customer outcomes. He has over 20 years of experience in exploiting a variety of enterprise technologies and managing vendor relationships and outsource partners to achieve business objectives.

Gillian ArnoldGillian Arnold FBCS
Immediate Past President 2024-2025
Having enjoyed a successful career in several strategic and technical roles at IBM and run her own IT services and staffing company, Gillian brings varied experience to her position and, in particular, champions diversity in IT.

Dr Ben Booth CITP FBCS
Vice-President Finance 2022-2025
Ben is an interim executive specialising in transformational technology leadership. He has over 20 years' experience at board level in the private sector, government and higher education brings a wide experience of financial and risk management.

Hugh GreenwayMr Hugh Greenway MBCS
Vice-President, Trustee Director, BCS Learning & Development Ltd 2022-2025
Hugh is CEO of the Elliot Foundation, which he has led since inception in 2011. Before this he ran education and training businesses across Europe for the IIR Group and Reed Global. He is a Trustee for two Academy Trusts and sits on the education advisory boards of the British Council and the Education Policy Institute.

Robert ThompsonMr Robert Thompson FBCS
Vice-President, Trustee Director, BCS Learning & Development Ltd 2024-2027
Rob, an accomplished CTO & CDIO, spearheads technology and innovation at the UK Home Office. Renowned for strategic vision and impactful leadership, he excels in digital transformation, product development, and leading large-scale IT organisations, delivering critical services in challenging environments.

Alastair IronsProfessor Alastair Irons CITP FBCS
Vice-President, Academy 2023-2026
Alastair is Dean of the Faculty of Technology at the University of Sunderland. He’s held a wide range of senior academic positions over his three-decade career and was part of the consortium that obtained the Institute of Coding project, worth £40m.

Paul MartynenkoPaul Martynenko MBE FBCS
Vice-President, Registration and Standards 2022-2025
Paul was President of the BCS 2017-18 and the past BCS Vice-President Professionalism. Paul is an external Board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and a Distinguished Visitor at NPL. He is the Deputy Chair of the Alliance for Data Science Professionals. Paul is the former Technical Executive for IBM in Europe.

Dr Kevin Chalmers CITP CEng FBCS
Vice-President, Community Board 2024-2027

Bio to follow.

Danielle GeorgeProfessor Danielle George CBE FBCS
Vice-President, Influence 2023-2026
Danielle is Professor of RF Engineering and Associate Vice President for Blended and Flexible Learning at the University of Manchester. She was President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2020/21. Her research is dedicated to solving one the 14 world engineering grand challenges of the 21st century; engineering the tools for scientific discovery. She has over 20 years experience in the higher education sector and has a number of non-exec roles across government and third sector organisations.

Rachel SteensonRachel Steenson FBCS
Chair of Council 2024-2026

Rachel has over 20 years experience in the IT industry across both public and private sectors. She is a Trustee of our newly formed BCS Foundation and a Board member for Alpha Housing in Northern Ireland. In her current role as an Account Director for BT, she works with local NI businesses to ensure their IT aligns with their strategic goals.

James DavenportProfessor James Davenport CITP HonFBCS
Elected by Council 2022-2025
James has been at the University of Bath since 1983, after researching at Grenoble, Cambridge and IBM USA. He is in both departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science, as well as having significant roles in the Computing Service (HPC, Security). He has chaired several European research grants.

Charlie Houston-BrownCharlie Houston-Brown CEng MBCS
Elected by Council 2024-2027

Bio to follow.


Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore MBE CITP FBCS
Elected by Council 2024-2027
Sharon is IBM's CTO for Public Sector in the UK, with a personal goal to transform public service, safety and policing with technology. She has nearly 20 years of experience working in the tech industry, across multiple sectors, and you’ll often find her on stage helping shape the impact technology can have on our lives.

Jo StansfieldJo Stansfield MBCS
Elected by Council 2023-2026
Jo is Founder of Inclusioneering, a social enterprise that supports technology and engineering organisations with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Responsible Innovation practices. Jo began her career as an engineer, developing enterprise software for global industry. Having pivoted her focus to human dimensions of engineering, Jo now works as a Business Psychologist. She brings deep understanding of the engineering culture, and lived experience as a woman within it, to her work.

BCS executive team

Rashik ParmarRashik Parmar
Chief Executive Officer
Rashik is our Group CEO, responsible for realising the BCS mission to make IT good for society. He is focused on inspiring the programmes that his colleagues and BCS members and partners are doing to help deliver the BCS strategy. 
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Chief Operating Officer

Rob is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior finance roles and board positions at well-known companies including Burton Group, BT Mobile Communications and a national children’s charity.

Holly Porter
Managing Director, BCS Institute
Holly leads our community engagement and membership proposition development. She joined us in 2019 from GS1 UK and brings 10 years' experience in marketing, membership and communications director roles.
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Managing Director BCS Education and Public Benefit
Once a teacher herself, she has a track record of successfully managing education technology programmes and was involved in establishing the Barefoot Computing Programme across the UK.
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Carl Harris CITP MBCS
Executive Director, Brand
Carl helps us engage effectively with members, the wider industry and general public. He began his BCS career back in 1998 managing our website, and has since led significant programmes of change to our infrastructure and business systems.
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Wendy Franklin
Director of Group Finance
Wendy joined BCS a number of years ago and heads up our Finance operation. She has previous experience in many sectors including manufacturing and mobile technology and is a member of CIMA.

Cheryl Cumberworth
Executive Director, Products and Standards
Cheryl leads our Product and Standards provision. She joined BCS in 2019 and brings a wealth of experience in digital education, education consultancy and marketing.

Lucy Ireland
Lucy IrelandManaging Director, BCS Learning & Development Ltd
Lucy leads our digital education and certification programmes, ensuring what we deliver is world-class. A learning and development professional since 1993, she brings clarity to the complexities of the training sector.
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Council members

BCS Council acts as the conscience of the Institute, advising and guiding our Trustee Board and holding it accountable against our royal charter, charitable objectives and values.

Who sits on BCS Council?