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Technology Leaders Network

The Technology Leaders Network was established in October 2013 to lead technology across government, ensuring we equip government with the right technology to deliver great digital services.

The network is run by the Government Digital Service and is made up of a Departmental Technology Leader from each main government department, plus Technology Leaders from each of the Devolved Administrations. The Technology Leaders Network runs alongside the Data Leaders Network and Digital Leaders Network.


The objectives of the Technology Leaders Network include:

  • ensure the user experience of government is consistent and high quality
  • provide a voice for departments in the ongoing development of technology policy for government, and then to oversee its implementation
  • provide a leadership forum for operational IT security decision making to support effective digital and technology services in government
  • promote the ‘Digital by Default’ concept and new ways of working across departments, with stakeholders and customers
  • look for and support opportunities for joint working across departments on the technology agenda
  • share learning and good practice in the delivery of the digital and technology agenda across government
  • champion improvements to technology capability across departments and the centre, drawing on external expertise where appropriate

Here is a list of Departmental Technology Leaders (accurate as of April 2017):

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Nicola Holderness

Cabinet Office - Conall Bullock

Department for Communities and Local Government - Steve O'Connor

Department for Culture Media and Sport - Not known

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - John Seglias

Department for Education – Helen Walker

Department for International Development - Adrian Blundell

Department for Transport - Jonathan Neffgen

Department of Health - Bob Armstrong

Department for Work and Pensions – Mayank Prakash

Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Stephen Reynolds

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Mike Potter

Her Majesty’s Treasury - Ieuan Ashman

Home Office – Sarah Wilkinson

Ministry of Defence - Major General Ivan Hooper

Ministry of Justice - Tom Read

Northern Ireland Executive - Caron Alexander

Scottish Government - Anne Moises

Welsh Government - Crispin O'Connell

NCSC - Jonathan Lawrence

Office for National Statistics - Simon Taylor