GDS Advisory Board

The Government Digital Service (GDS) Advisory Board supports the digital and technology centre for government to transform and deliver quality public services.

Terms of reference

The GDS Advisory Board is responsible for:

  • supporting and challenging GDS, government departments and agencies to ensure that user needs remain at the forefront of strategy and delivery
  • reviewing government’s progress and ability to deliver against the commitments made in the new Government Digital Strategy
  • sharing experiences and knowledge to demonstrate how the UK can continue to improve public services and understand the benefits that can be achieved
  • providing external industry expertise and experience to ensure that government evaluates emerging trends in digital and technology and takes action where required
  • being a supportive public voice on government transformation and raising awareness of progress and issues


The members are:

  • Kevin Cunnington (Chair), Government Digital Service
  • Dr Sue Black OBE, UCL
  • Hermann Hauser KBE, Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Brent Hoberman CBE, Founders Factory Ltd
  • Saul Klein, LocalGlobe
  • Baroness Lane-Fox CBE, Co-Founder of
  • Brian McBride, ASOS
  • Herman Narula, Improbable
  • Monique Shivanandan, Aviva
  • Wendy Tan White, Entrepreneur First
  • Vanessa Vallely,
  • Laura Wade-Gery, Marks and Spencer


The group meets quarterly.

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