John Higgins CBE (Chair of Global Digital Foundation, Senior Advisor BCW, President 2021-22 BCS, the professional body for IT & Advisor and Moderator for the EU's Intelligent Cities Challenge) is the Chair of the BCS Influence Board and is joined by 10 other members of the Board, selected from a diverse range of applicants.

There is representation on the board from a variety of organisations such as OpenUK, Google and Coding Black Females.

The BCS Influence Board will:

  • Offer guidance and support to BCS’s strategic objectives through horizon scanning the external landscape and ensure the focus of our strategy and priority themes of influence are suitably aligned
  • Support and engage in effective external relations and develop policies position statements, thought leadership and ensuring our influencing is effective and impactful
  • Encourage and enable member input and engagement to BCS’s influencing work
  • Use personal industry knowledge and networks to contribute to BCS communications

Terms of Reference

How do I join the Influence Board?

The Influence Board is now closed for applications. For any other queries please contact

Who are the members of BCS Influence Board?

View all of our Influence Board members