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.


Amitabh Apte

VP Global CIO, Mars Pet Nutrition

Jennifer Barclay

Global Head of Data & Analytics

Diane Berry

Phoenix Group
Chief Data Officer

Debal Chakraborty

Global Head of Analytics, BI & Data

Julian Cherryman

Head of Data & Insight Applications

Stefan Crossfield

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

Brad Currin

Chief Data Officer

Chris Dean

Nomad Foods
Global Head of Data & Analytics

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

Daniel Gilbert

News Corporation
SVP Data Science

Lee Grimes

Global Data Analytics Strategy Lead

Elizabeth Hollinger

Director of Insight

Simon Hughes

Group Head of Data & Analytics

Kassim Hussein

Cleveland Clinic London
Head of Data and Analytics

Jon Hussey

Chief Data Officer, Cards & Payments

Nivedh Iyer

Grant Thornton UK LLP
Director - Head of Data

Vlad Kaltenieks

William Hill
Global Director of Data & Analytics

Daragh Kelly

VP, Data & Analytics

Ashar Khan


Paul Lodge

Department for Work & Pensions
Chief Data Officer

Orlando Machado

Chief Data Officer, VP Data Science & Data Platforms

Indhira Mani

Danske Bank
Group Head of Data Transformation

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

Bronagh Riordan

Head of Data & Analytics

Dan Robertson

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Cornelia Schaurecker

Global Group Director Big Data and AI

Sid Shah

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

Ross Simson

Director, Sustainable Finance Data & Technology

Pete Williams

Penguin Random House UK
Director of Data and Online

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. Revising D&A strategy with a focus on generative AI
  2. Enabling a culture of data fluency through psychological safety
  3. Modernizing data governance with evolving business objectives

Upcoming Programs


24 October 2023 | 1 hour

UK & Ireland CDAO Town Hall

Navigating the Self-Service Analytics Landscape

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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March 2024 | an evening

UK & Ireland CDAO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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June 2024 | an evening

UK & Ireland CDAO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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