UK & Ireland CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

UK & Ireland CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the UK & Ireland CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Members

Amitabh Apte

Barilla Group
Group Digital & Business Technology Officer

Roshan Awatar

Sky Plc
Managing Director

Jennifer Barclay

Global Head of Data & Analytics

Constantin Beier

Chief Data Officer

James Benford

Bank of England
Chief Data Officer

Diane Berry

Chief Data Officer

Kanika Chaganty

Brit Insurance
Chief Data Officer

Julian Cherryman

Head of Data & Insight Applications

Ed Child

Costa Coffee
Global Head Consumer Data & Digital Analytics

Pedro Cosa

British Gas
Interim Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Stefan Crossfield

British Army
Head Information Exploitation, Chief Data Officer and Principal AI Officer

Murtz Daud

British Gas
Director of Data & Analytics

Chris Dean

Nomad Foods
Former Global Head of Data & Analytics

Peter Denyer


Louis DiCesari

Levi Strauss & Co.
Global Head of Data, Analytics and AI

Papinder Dosanjh
Head of Data Science & Machine Learning

Peter Eckley

Bank of England
Head of Data and Analytics Strategy

Matt Edwards

Anglian Water Services
Chief Data Officer

Jules Elliott

Vice President, Science & Analytics

Lee Fulmer

Bank of England
Chairman, Transforming Data Collection Board

Daniel Gilbert

News Corporation
SVP Data Science

Lee Grimes

Global Data Analytics Strategy Lead

James Hodkinson

Global Head of Data and Analytics

Elizabeth Hollinger

Director of Insight

Simon Hughes

Group Head of Data & Analytics

Kassim Hussein

Cleveland Clinic
Head of Data & Analytics, London

Jon Hussey

Chief Data Officer, Cards & Payments

Johanna Hutchinson

BAE Systems
Chief Data Officer

Nivedh Iyer

Danske Bank
Head of Group Data Management, Group Data & Analytics

Steve Janoo

Chief Data Analytics and Digital Technology Strategy Officer

Adrian Joseph OBE

Direct Line Group
Non-Executive Director

Vlad Kaltenieks

William Hill
Global Director of Data & Analytics

Daragh Kelly

The Economist

Ashar Khan


Kinnari Ladha

Merlin Entertainments
Chief Data Officer

Paul Lodge

Department for Work & Pensions
Chief Data Officer

Orlando Machado

LEGO Group
Chief Data Officer, VP Data Science & Data Platforms

Indhira Mani

RSA Insurance
Chief Data Officer

Alistair Mathie

NFU Mutual
Chief Data Officer

James May

St. James’s Place Wealth Management
Chief Data Officer

Neil McIvor

Department for Education
Chief Data Officer

Enrique Mendez

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Nina Monckton

Just Group
Head of Data

Andy Moore

Chief Data Officer

James Morgan

The Crown Estate
Chief Data Officer

Barry Panayi

John Lewis Partnership
Chief Data and Insight Officer

Perry Philipp

Chief Data Officer

Bronagh Riordan

Head of Data & Analytics

Dan Robertson

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Jonathan Saunders

Direct Line Group
Chief Data Officer

Amitabh Seli

Danone UK
Director of Data, CDO UK&I

Sid Shah

Live Nation Entertainment
VP of Data, Analytics & Media, International

Ross Simson

Director, Sustainable Finance Data & Technology

Ming Tang

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Gillian Tomlinson

Group Chief Data & Digital Officer

Pete Williams

Penguin Random House UK
Director of Data

Steve Wright

Willis Towers Watson
Chief Data Officer & Global Head of Change for Operations

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence
  2. Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI
  3. Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

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