The 50 most influential women in UK IT 2016


5. Chi Onwurah, shadow digital economy minister, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Chi Onwurah is shadow Cabinet Office minister for digital government, including cyber security. She led Labour’s pre-election review of digital government policy. She was first elected at the 2010 general election as MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central. A chartered engineer and former head of telecoms technology at UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, she is co-chair of the Parliamentary ICT forum (Pictfor) and board member of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. She is an advocate for digital skills and digital enablement.

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