Freddie Quek

Freddie is CTO at Times Higher Education. He is a disruptive, networked, and agile leader. He is highly experienced and multiple award-winning global technology leader who has worked in Singapore, the US and the UK, across automotive, higher education, publishing, loyalty, insurance, travel and financial services industries. As a consequence of Covid-19, he is a founding member and ambassador of Project Global Impact and started the #joiningthedots initiative to address digital inclusion and the digital divide.

Freddie is a Fellow of BCS and judge for the UK IT Industry Awards. He has Master of Science degrees from the London School of Economics and Henley Business School and is an alumnus of Oxford University. In his spare time, he is a Research Associate at Henley Business School and a member of the London Multimedia Lab headed by Professor Patrick Humphreys, LSE.

Dave Donaghy

Dave has worked in Bristol and Bath as a software engineer for around 25 years, and is currently at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Bristol, where he works closely with Level 4 and Level 6 apprentices. He works voluntarily as a trustee of the League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath), which manages volunteers providing additional services to patients and staff.

He recently finished a three-year term on BCS Council, and a one-year term on Trustee Board.

He is the Inclusion Officer of the Pride Specialist Group, and Chair of the Bristol & Bath branch, and is currently working on expanding the scope of the branch beyond Bristol into Bath and surrounding areas.

Maria Shaio

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Fiona Dawson

Fiona Dawson is Director at the international healthcare IT company, Mayden. She is passionate about what technology can do to support healthcare and advocates for the health informatics profession, both as a BCS Fellow and FEDIP Leading Practitioner.

Fiona has lived in Bath all her adult life after falling in love with the city as a student. She is passionate about addressing the digital divide in the city and is involved with bringing together groups of like-minded individuals through the Bath Bridge CIC. She is a Digital Poverty Alliance ambassador and also a curator of the One Healthtech Bristol Hub, promoting diversity and inclusion in the vibrant healthtech community in the local area.

Fiona believes that the BCS Digital Divide SG can act as an important vehicle for change, and she is excited and honoured to be undertaking the role of Treasurer from inception.

Sean Sadler
Early Careers Advocate

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Run Kaur
Inclusion Officer

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Charlie Houston-Brown
Membership Secretary

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Mark West
Events Coordinator

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James Davenport
University Liaison Officer

James is Professor of IT University of Bath; He has been in IT a long time - got his 68-year-old mother e-mail in 1982 so she could communicate with him; Having seen aspects of DD through COVID-19 as it directly affected his students, which has focused his thinking about how he can affect positive change for them.

Alastair Irons
Internal Communications Officer

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Margaret Ross
Member Groups’ Liaison Officer

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