UK & Ireland CDO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the UK & Ireland community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Expanding digital business & accelerating value creation
  2. Influencing culture & collaboration with governance
  3. Orchestrating change & empowering real-time decisions

UK & Ireland CDO Governing Body

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


Sanjeevan Bala

Group Chief Data & AI Officer

Anita Fernqvist

Zurich Insurance Company UK
Chief Data Officer & Director of Operations

Ruben Lara

Tesco Plc
Data & Analytics Director

Niresh Rajah

Grant Thornton UK LLP
Managing Director, Head of Data, Regulatory Change & RegTech Practice | Head of Digital Assurance


Amitabh Apte

Global CIO (interim) & DT Director - Mars Petcare

Clive Benford

Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover Data Office Director

Andy Brown

M&G Plc
Chief Data Officer

Debal Chakraborty

Global Head of Analytics, BI & Data

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 Strategy

Matt Edwards

Anglian Water Services
Chief Data Officer

Daniel Gilbert

News UK
Director of Data

Lee Grimes

Global Data Analytics Strategy Lead

Elizabeth Hollinger

Director of Insight

Martin Houghton

Group Chief Data Officer

Simon Hughes

Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited
Group Head of Data & Analytics

Jon Hussey

Chief Data Officer, Cards & Payments

Vlad Kaltenieks

William Hill
Global Director of Data & Analytics

Daragh Kelly

VP, Data & Analytics

Paul Lodge

Department for Work & Pensions
Chief Data Officer

Jose Loureda

The Crown Estate
Chief Data Officer

Orlando Machado

Chief Data Officer, VP Data Science & Data Platforms

Neil McIvor

Department for Education
Chief Data Officer

Rob McKendrick

Head of Data

Nina Monckton

Just Group
Head of Data Engineering & Science

James Morgan

Senior Director, Data Management & Information Strategy

Wade Munsie

GSK Consumer Healthcare
Global Chief Data Officer (Consumer Health)

Barry Panayi

John Lewis Partnership
Director of Data, Insight & Analytics

Dan Robertson

National Grid
Group Director of Data & Analytics

Cornelia Schaurecker

Group Director Big Data and AI

Sid Shah

Conde Nast Publications
Global Head of Analytics & Insight

Eddie Short

O2 (Telefónica UK)
Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Ross Simson

Global Chief Data Officer

Ming Tang

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

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

“In the past couple of months, Houston virtual CDO events have been a fantastic source of communication and networking with peers. Covid-19 has thrown us a lot of social challenges, but thanks to Evanta and their conscientious efforts, virtual boardrooms and roundtables are here to stay.”


Upcoming Programs


23 February 2022 | 1 hour

UK & Ireland CDO Virtual Boardroom

Keeping Pace with an Ever-Changing Data Landscape

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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14 June 2022 | 1 day

UK & Ireland CDO Executive Summit

Royal Lancaster London

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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