Posted on July 24, 2019 by staff

Tech trade association techUK welcomes new board members


The UK’s technology trade association techUK has announced its new elected board members.

Tara McGeehan, president of UK operations at IT consulting giant CGI is the first of three members to join the board.

“I am delighted to have been elected to the position of main board member,” she said.

“Technology and innovation are central to the future of our economy and it is essential that the education, discussions and decisions around this are properly informed. I am very much looking forward to helping to facilitate this.”

McGeehan told BusinessCloud in March that it is time to reset the gender balance across the IT sector.

Andrew Rogoyski, innovation director at Roke Manor Research is the second new member of the board announced.

The company, based at Roke Manor in Romsey, Hampshire, conducts research and development for communications, networks, and electronic sensors.

He was VP of CGI UK’s cyber security business.

“I’m delighted to be joining the board at techUK,” said Rogoyski.

“UK industry faces some major challenges in the coming months so it’s vitally important that techUK plays its part in representing our endlessly inventive tech sector. It’s a privilege to have a hand in this.”

Chief analyst at TechMarketView Georgina O’Toole is the third new member.

O’Toole’s firm conducts research and analysis on the UK technology sector, and said her invitation to the board was an honour.

“It is wonderful to receive such a vote of confidence in my ability to bring value and insight to the role,” she said.

“I look forward to drawing on my experience and knowledge of the sector to help shape the environment in which tech companies operate and allow them to thrive”.

CognitionX co-founder Tabitha Goldstaub is the final new addition to the techUK board.

Already chair of the UK Government’s AI Council, and one of BusinessCloud’s 301 Female Tech Trailblazers, Goldstaub said she valued techUK’s mission to provide a collective voice for the industry.

“I’m looking forward to focusing on how we prepare for the future of work and reaching out beyond our own organisations to work with educators, Unions and others to ensure that everyone can participate and benefit from digital innovation,” she said.