The 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017
Sheila Flavell was appointed chief operating officer of IT service firm FDM Group in 2008, and is an executive board director of the firm. She played an integral role in the group’s flotation on AIM in 2005 and was a key instigator of the management buy-out of the group in 2010 and the subsequent float onto the main FTSE market in June 2014.
Sheila spearheads FDM’s Global Women in Tech campaign and FDM’s Getting Back to Business programme, aimed at providing opportunities for returners to work. She sits on the main Board of techUK and the Women in Tech Council and is frequently called to advise government committees on various issues, especially around the digital skills gap.
She won Leader of the Year at the everywoman in Technology Awards, and was recently recognised as one of the top 25 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market by CEO Connection.