Our governance

Details of governing and steering groups.


The Government Digital Service (GDS) is governed by the Ministerial Group on Government Digital Technology, and the digital, data and technology leaders of the central government departments and devolved administrations.

GDS is guided by the GDS Advisory Board, Data Steering Group and Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group.

Technology and Digital Leaders Network (TDLN)

The Digital Leaders Network (DLN) was created in early 2012 to help promote the digital agenda across government. The Technology Leaders Network (TLN) was established in 2013 to help make sure government is equipped with the right technology to deliver great digital services.

In 2017, members of the TLN and the DLN were consulted and agreed to combine the networks. The TDLN will help make more effective cross-government digital and technology decisions to meet the aims of the Digital Transformation Strategy.

The first meeting of the TDLN took place in March 2018 and it meets on a monthly basis.


The TDLN is made up of the following cross-government digital and technology leaders:

  • John Strudwick, Government Digital Service (chair)
  • David Miller, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (technology)
  • Karl Hoods, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (digital)
  • Craig MacDonald, Crown Commercial Service (technology and digital)
  • Mark Gray, Crown Prosecution Service (technology and digital)
  • Conall Bullock, Cabinet Office (technology and digital)
  • Chris Hamilton, Cabinet Office (digital)
  • Matthew Gould, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (digital)
  • James Munson, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (technology and digital)
  • John Seglias, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (technology and digital)
  • Alok Raj, Department for Education (technology)
  • Nathan Swift, Department for Education (digital)
  • Bob Armstrong, Department of Health and Social Care (technology)
  • Iain O’Neil, Department of Health and Social Care (digital)
  • Richard Ney, Department for Exiting the European Union (digital)
  • Adrian Blundell, Department for International Development (technology and digital)
  • Jonathan Neffgen, Department for Transport (technology and digital)
  • Dave Perry, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (technology and digital)
  • Kathy Settle, DIT (technology and digital)
  • Mayank Prakash, Department for Work and Pensions (technology and digital)
  • Greg Bailey Foreign and Commonwealth Office (technology)
  • Alison Daniels, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (digital)
  • Stephen Cave, Government Legal Department (digital)
  • Matt Philpott, Home Office (technology)
  • Phil Ramdeen, Home Office (digital)
  • Deborah Chittenden, Her Majesty’s Passport Office (technology)
  • Jacky Wright, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (technology)
  • Ieuan Ashman, Her Majesty’s Treasury (technology and digital)
  • Steve Latchem, Ministry of Defence (technology)
  • Charles Forte Ministry of Defence (digital)
  • Steve O’Connor, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (technology)
  • Tom Read, Ministry of Justice (technology and digital)
  • Alison Whitney, National Cyber Security Centre (digital)
  • Peter W, National Cyber Security Centre (technology)
  • Simon Sandford-Taylor, Office for National Statistics (technology and digital)
  • Anne Moises, Scottish Government (technology)
  • Colin Cook, Scottish Government (digital)
  • Ben Denison, Serious Fraud Office (technology)
  • John Sheridan, The National Archives (digital)
  • Julian Muller, The National Archives (technology)
  • Crispin O’Connell, Welsh Government (technology)
  • Caren Fullerton, Welsh Government (digital)

Data Leaders Network

The Data Leaders Network was established in 2015 to ensure that departments’ approach to the use and management of data properly enables the delivery of government policy and operational objectives.

On 1 April 2018, the Secretariat team running the Data Leaders Network moved to DCMS following a Machinery of Government change. For further information on Data Leaders, please contact the Secretariat via data-governance@culture.gov.uk.