Our non-executive directors give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis. Find out more about each Board member below.
Mandy became our chair in January 2022, taking over from Jonathan Flowers. She is a partner at Top 20 accountants Kingston Smith, and has extensive experience, spanning over 30 years, in offering clients strategic financial advice and commercial support.
Mandy specialises in corporate finance and advises on a range of commercial and technical issues affecting entrepreneurial and growing businesses, from the development of a business plan to employee incentives, succession planning and selling and preparing businesses for sale. Mandy served on the board of the Direct Marketing Association for ten years, is a director of the Telephone Preference Service and regularly speaks at and chairs industry events.
Mandy also sits on the board of our parent charity mySociety as treasurer.
Cam Ross is a Director of Green Angel Syndicate, a network of angel investors funding early stage technology businesses which fight against the climate crisis, and for the sustainable use of resources.
Cam is an Aeronautical Engineer by training, and has experience in creating, commercialising and patenting new technology. He co-founded and jointly ran a contact centre payments business, and ultimately sold it to AIM-listed Eckoh.
Most recently, Cam served as Director of Payments Strategy for Eckoh, where his team focused on new and inventive security and payments products for the contact centre industry. He has ten granted patents in the fields of telecommunications, payments and customer authentication.
Ade Adewunmi is a data strategist at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs.
She spends her days advising clients on integrating machine learning into their business operations, including developing and executing on use cases through the application of machine learning.
Before joining Cloudera Fast Forward Labs, Ade worked as a senior consultant at Teradata, advising organisations on the development and delivery of their data strategies. Prior to that, she led the Government Digital Service’s Data Infrastructure programme.
Outside of work, Ade’s interests in the application and impact of data are broader – beyond the boundaries of corporate organisations; she volunteers with charities such as Datakind UK.
She blogs about the ways in which data can be made useful for organisations and wider society as well as the leadership and organisational cultures that make this possible. When she’s not advising, blogging or speaking about these things, she’s almost certainly watching too much TV and justifying (as if justification were needed!) it on the grounds of cultural engagement. The
truth is, she just likes it.
Steve is currently the Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Government of Jersey, working to turn the emerging theory of open policy making, participatory design and digital government into practice.
He is developing a new Jersey foresight capability, and leads on a range on long-term strategic challenges including the islands’ response to the climate emergency, sustainable development and impacts of technology.
Previously, Steve led on public service reform and policy for Stockport Council, where he created the award winning Digital by Design programme. He also worked as a Mayoral digital advisor and Chair of the GM Connect programme for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.