Go ON UK appoints Rachel Neaman as CEO

Martha Lane Fox’s Go ON UK has appointed Rachel Nearman as its new CEO

Go ON UK, a charity promoting digital skills in the UK, has appointed Rachel Neaman as its new CEO, replacing Graham Walker.

Neaman worked for the Department for Health, where she was responsible for developing the body’s digital strategy, policy and guidance for transforming public services. She also worked on assisted digital and digital inclusion projects.

Due to start her role in September, Neaman has been appointed to work with Go ON UK’s founder partners, which includes the likes of AgeUK, BBC and Big Lottery Fund. She will also work with its digital delivery partners, including Tinder Foundation, eSkills and Digital Unite.

Baroness Lane-Fox said: “I am delighted Rachel has agreed to join the team at Go ON UK and lead our ambitious digital skills strategy”.

“Graham Walker was responsible for developing Go ON UK’s digital skills strategy, which includes building digitalskills.com and devising a regional Pathfinder programme which is driving up digital skills literacy across the nation. 

Rachel’s experience of delivering digital strategy, policy, products and services combined with a background of working with diverse cross-sector organisations make her the perfect candidate for the role”.

Neaman said: “It is vital we have a sophisticated digital skills strategy to ensure every person, small business and charity has the skills and confidence to use them. The challenge ahead is exciting and I am looking forward to developing and scaling up the digital skills strategy laid down by Graham Walker.”

Until September, current deputy CEO Tristan Wilkinson will act as interim CEO. He will be responsible for delivering the Go ON North West campaign.

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