Chair of the Judging Panel

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE (Chair)

President

techUK

Jacqueline is the President of techUK and the co-chair at the Institute of Coding. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove plc; on the board of Costain plc, which is committed to solving the nation’s Infrastructure problems; and also rebalance her portfolio towards skills by joining professional services provider FDM Group PLC.

Jacqueline is an advisor to fast moving tech businesses and a business mentor at Merryck offering board and executive level coaching. She advises the board of Accelerate-Her and is especially delighted to lend her support to The Youth Group to improve the odds for young people and to the Girlguiding Association for technology transformation. Passionate about diversity and inclusion which informs where she places her support.

In 2016 she entered the @Computerweekly Hall of Fame after being voted Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in IT 2015; she was listed on Debretts 2016 500 People of Influence and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. Presented the 2017 Catherine Variety Award for Science & Technology.

2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity | #IB100 – Most influential BAME leaders in tech | Awarded the Digital & Technology Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2019. Included in World’s 100 most influential people in digital government 2019  https://tinyurl.com/y2rel5p7 | Woman of the Year awarded by Women in IT Excellence 2019

Listen to her life and music choices on Desert Island Discs podcast March 2019.

Jacqueline was acknowledged in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2018 with a CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology.

“If we are to thrive in our digital future, all our voices must be heard when designing technology. If not, we risk creating a world for the few and not for the many.”

Happily married to Roger Andrews, they have three children and two dogs. Yoga is how she finds her balance…

Read an exclusive Q&A with Jacqueline here.

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