Sheila Flavell CBEChief Operating Officer at FDM Group
As well as her day job, Sheila is Chairwoman of the Institute of Coding’s Industry Advisory Board and a techUK Board member. She is often called to advise Government committees on improving the digital skills shortage and gender pay gap in the UK. Her work was recognised in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list by being awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to gender equality in technology and services to graduate and returners’ employment.
She has over 30 years’ experience of working in the International tech sector and is passionate about enhancing diversity in the workplace and creating exciting careers for the next generation of digital talent. Her experience has been key in driving FDM Group’s global expansion programme and to their listing in the FTSE 250 in 2017.
She is a firm believer that “you cannot be what you cannot see” and knows the importance of highlighting strong role models within business.
Over the years she has won numerous awards for her inspirational leadership and her contribution to both business and the tech sector. She was recently conferred with a lifetime achievement award by Scotland Women in Technology.