Gillian has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, the last 22 years being with IBM. She has undertaken customer-facing technical, sales, business development, strategic marketing and consultancy roles. She proved her expertise in managing and establishing teams for new products, and building teams with cross-industry and cross platform experience across Europe and the UK. Gillian has now retired from IBM. Gillian has significant interest in encouraging more women into the science and technology sectors and has chaired a forum for Intellect, the IT trade body. She now sits on the board of directors for the UKRC for Women in SET and is currently chair for BCSWomen, which is part of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.