The Chartered Institute for IT, BSC, has announced Rebecca George OBE as the new President.
Rebecca’s current role is leading teams supporting governments through implementing large-scale digital transformation projects.
The projects improve the working together of organisations and processes.
Rebecca has worked in IT for over 30 years with her focus being on transformation of IT services.
Over the last 20 years, Rebecca has worked in the public sector and has been pushing for women to be more involved in the IT industry.
Rebecca is a member of Deloitte’s NSE Executive Committee and also on the Board of the City Mental Health alliance.
She is also the Non-executive chair of the T-Level Reform Programme Board and sits on the Business Advisory Group for the Department of education.
Rebecca has been long involved with the institute and her new role as president was confirmed at the institute’s AGM on the 11th March,
On her new role, Rebecca said:
“It is a huge honour to be announced as President of BCS, and I look forward to supporting the Institution in its mission to Make IT Good for Society.
“It will be crucial to encourage a more diverse group of people to begin a career in IT. New technologies must work for every community and individual, and diversity will be essential to this.
“Promoting professional accreditation and highlighting new apprenticeship opportunities will be a key focus for my Presidency.
“IT systems are the hidden critical infrastructure of our world and are ever more complex.
“It’s vital to have expertly trained and qualified people building them, who undertake continual professional development throughout their careers.
“Encouraging a wider range of people to enter the industry and to be acknowledged for their expertise throughout their career will continue to improve standards in the IT industry and the pride professionals have in their roles.”
Rebecca was honoured with an OBE in 2006 for work undertaken on Sustainable Communities for the government.