Advisory board

We are delighted and honoured to be working with the following distinguished experts who are helping us to curate content and develop the themes for PublicTechnology Live 2024.

Suzannah Brecknell

Civil Service World

Helen Coomb

Cabinet Member for Digital Transformation
London Borough of Redbridge

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme

Martin Ferguson

Director of Policy and Research

Alex Fiddes

Head of Digital operations
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

James Freed

Deputy Director
NHS Digital Academy
NHS England

Gavin Freeguard

Institute for Government

Opama Khan

Head of Digital Services
London Borough of Croydon

Georgina Maratheftis

Associate Director for Local Public Services

Eilidh McLaughlin

Head of Digital Citizen Unit
Scottish Government

Steven Furnell

Professor of Cyber Security
University of Nottingham

Claire Harrison

Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Fiona James

Chief Data Officer
Office for National Statistics

Dr Claudia Natanson MBE

Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer
UK Cyber Security Council

Simon Newman

Chief Executive Officer
Cyber Resilience Centre for London

David Ogden

Director of Engagement

Jonathan Pownall

Senior Digital Specialist
UK National Audit Office

Owen Pritchard

Programme Manager, Cyber, Digital and Technology
Local Government Association

Sam Trendall


Aesha Zafar

Head of Strategic Capability
DWP Digital