Gillian Arnold MBCS

Vice-President, Trustee Director, BCS Learning & Development Ltd

Gillian ArnoldGillian has extensive experience in the IT industry and setup her own IT Services and Staffing company, Tectre, in late 2009. Tectre provides staffing, training, and consultancy to those hiring technical professionals. In 2014 Tectre completed a government sponsored research project into Energy Efficient Compute with the University of Huddersfield.

Most of Gillian’s early career was spent working for IBM in the UK and she held customer facing training, technical, sales, business development, strategic marketing and consultancy roles. She proved her expertise in managing and establishing teams to support new software and hardware products, and running teams with cross-industry and cross platform experience across the UK and Europe.

Gillian has a long involvement with work for Women in IT, supporting both industry and academic institutions in their work on diversity. She currently sits on the board of directors for WISE, the UK organisation which supports women in Science, Engineering, Technology, Maths. Gillian has been chair of the BCSWomen Specialist Group since 2011 and continues to drive UK and European initiatives in support of women in the Technology Sector. Gillian won the 2012 Cisco / Everywoman In Technology award for 'Technology Inspiration of the Year' and was listed in the Computer Weekly top 10 most influential women in IT in 2015.