Select Committee on Education and Skills Written Evidence



  The vision of e-skills UK is that:

    —  The UK's IT & Telecoms workforce is a global leader in high value services, innovation and contribution to the economy.

    —  All organisations in every sector are fully realising the potential of technology to support their business goals.

    —  All individuals in the UK have, and continue to develop, the IT user skills to fully participate in the e-economy.

  The mission of e-skills UK is to develop the skills pool needed to improve productivity and business performance, by uniting employers, educators and government on a common, employer-led agenda for action.

  e-skills UK Board members are as follows:
Larry Hirst (Chair) Chief ExecutiveIBM UK
David TomlinsonUK Managing Director Accenture
Andy GreenChief Executive BT Global Services
John PlutheroExecutive Chairman, UK Cable & Wireless
Duncan MitchellVP & Managing Director, UK & Ireland Cisco
Bill ThomasPresident of Europe EDS
Peter HutchinsonManaging Director UK Public Sector Fujitsu
Stephen Gill VP/CEO HP
Martin ReadChief Executive LogicaCMG
Gordon FrazerManaging Director Microsoft
Ian SmithManaging Director Oracle
Julian HarrisCEOSmart421
Nick Read UK CEOVodafone
Paul CobyChief Information Officer British Airways
Simon PostChief Technology Officer Carphone Warehouse
Peter BrickleyChief Information Officer Centrica
Claire HamonDirector, Business Information Systems Crown Prosecution Service
John Suffolk Chief Information Officer Government
Andrea KalavskySystems Magician Innocent
David ListerChief Information Officer Reuters
David BurdenGroup Chief Information Officer Royal Mail
Angela MorrisonChief Information Officer Sainsburys
Richard ThwaiteGlobal Head of IT Production Change UBS
Neil CameronChief Information Officer Unilever
Ben WishartGroup IT Director Whitbread
Adrian AskewGeneral Secretary Connect (Trade Union)
January 2007

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