UK & Ireland CIO 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 CIOs 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 CIO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Governing Body Members

Gary Allwood

IT Director

Lynn Beattie

Director of Technology

Kanwar Brar

Chief Digital & Information Officer

Jatin Chandwani


Tim Coles

Hitachi Rail
Global CIO

Linda Cooke

Chaucer Group
Group CIO

Ashling Cunningham

Irish Life

Euan Davidson

KCA Deutag
Group Head of IT

Alison Davis

GE Healthcare

Ahmed El Sayed

Global Digital Engineering Director & CIO UK

Charlie Ewen

Met Office
Director of Technology & CIO

Nicky Green

LAVAZZA Professional Europe
Global I.T Director

Mark Hall

Legal & General
Group CTO

Ed Hutt

Impellam Group PLC
Group CIO

Hena Jalil

BT Group
Managing Director, Global CIO

Tracey Jessup

De Montfort University
Chief Transformation Officer

Cijo Joseph

Chief Technology and Information Officer

Yiannis Levantis

Unipart Group Limited
Group CIO

Ian Mallinson

IT Director

Kerry McCormack

First Sentier Investors
Global Head of IT

Edel McGrath

Knight Frank
Group Head of Technology

Lawrence Peters

Latham & Watkins
Director of Technology, Europe, Middle East & Asia

Andrew Quail

Chief Transformation and Information Officer

Raj Seth

GFG Alliance
Former CIO

Craig Spurdle

Director Wholesale IT & Automation (Europe)

Lyndon Subroyen

Global Head: Digital & Technology

Noelle Watts

Chief Information Technology Officer

Claire Whitmore

Head of Digital Technology

Yanna Winter

Generali UK
CIO, Head of Generali UK IT and GC&C IT

Nick Woods

Manchester Airports Group

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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


16 October 2024 | 1 day

UK & Ireland CIO Executive Summit

Etc Venues 155 Bishopsgate

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

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4 December 2024 | an evening

UK & Ireland CIO Inner Circle

Barber Surgeons' Hall

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

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Your Community Partners

Global Thought Leaders
CIO Thought Leaders