Kathryn Parsons is a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Kathryn is the co-founder and co-CEO of Decoded, a London-based tech start-up which aims to increase digital literacy. She sits on the London Mayor’s Business Advisory Panel and on Matt Hancock’s Cyber Security Board.
In 2014 she won Marie Claire magazine’s Women At The Top award for top tech pioneer and was included on The Sunday Times’ Britain’s Top 30 Female Power List and The Telegraph’s Britons of the Year 2014.
In March 2014 she was named an ambassador of Tech City by former London mayor Boris Johnson.
Non-executive board member
The main responsibilities of non-executive board members are to:
- attend meetings of the departmental board, chaired by the Secretary of State
- advise on strategy, performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the department
- provide independent scrutiny for the department on request
- work with executives and their teams to continue to improve the performance of the department