Joanna Shields was appointed minister for internet safety and security at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) after the 2015 general election. She was previously a digital economy advisor to the prime minister, CEO and chair of Tech City and the UK government’s business ambassador for digital industries. Before that she was vice-president and general manager of Facebook in Europe. She has also been president of people networks at AOL, a position she assumed after AOL’s acquisition of Bebo. She is a former winner of Computer Weekly’s most influential woman in UK IT award.