Professor Jim Norton FREng, BEng(Hons), Hon DEng, Hon LLD, CDir, CEng, CITP FIET FBCS FIoD FRSA

BCS President 2011/12

Jim Norton

Jim Norton is an independent director, policy adviser and public speaker. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, where he is a member of its Engineering Policy and Finance Committees and chair of its Digital Systems Engineering Community of Practice. He is an external member of the Board of the UK Parliament's Office of Science & Technology (POST). Jim is a Governor of Coventry University, where he is also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and Chair of its subsidiary company Serious Games International Ltd.

He is a Board Member and Trustee of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) and a Board Member of the Canada-UK Council. Jim is a member of the Irish Department for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) Steering Group for the delivery of the Irish National Broadband Scheme. He has just completed a role as Special Adviser to the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’. Jim is a Non-Executive Director of Applegate Marketplace Ltd, an electronic marketplace for the engineering sector.

Jim has held senior roles in the private sector (BT, Cable & Wireless and Deutsche Telekom, Institute of Directors, …) and in the public sector (Chief Executive - DTI Radiocommunications Agency and founder member Cabinet Office Performance & Innovation Unit, later known as the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit). He was also Chief External Examiner for the Institute of Directors (IoD) Certificate in Company Direction and Deputy Chair of the IoD Board of Examiners.

Jim is a Visiting Professor of Electronic Engineering at Sheffield University.

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