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An experienced business leader, Jacqueline is passionate about the UK, the technology industry and championing diversity & inclusion.
She believes the UK can take its place as a digital nation of significance fuelled by the business builders of this country and supported by access to technology & talent.
This ambition is echoed strongly through her board role as President of techUK. Her presidency focuses on the UK leveraging its digital opportunity and skills, and embracing diversity to help the UK’s technology industry to increase the talent pool and unlock the geographies and demographics which are largely excluded in terms of investment and focus
Jacqueline succeeded Francis Maude as chair of the Digital Leaders board. 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 was recently appointed to the board of online retailer AO World plc.
Jacqueline serves on the government’s Digital Economy Council and is a supporter of the University Technical College in Newcastle. An advisor to fast moving tech businesses and a business mentor offering board and executive level coaching. She advises the board of Accelerate-Her and is especially delighted to lend her support 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 – Digital & Social and named in Europe’s Inspiring Fifty most inspiring female role models for 2017. She was presented with the 2017 Catherine Variety award for Science and Technology and the 2018 Women in Tech Award for Advocate of the Year acknowledging her contribution to diversity.
Jacqueline was awarded CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2018.
Happily married to Roger Andrews, they have three children and four dogs