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The management of the Trust is overseen by the Trustees

The management of the Trust is overseen by the Trustees, who are responsible for:

  • Developing strategy and planning / providing direction for the Trust
  • Ensuring compliance with the highest ethical and legal standards
  • Representing the Members of the Trust and its Member organisations
  • Providing input to the day-to-day management of the Trust
  • Bringing specialist knowledge and expertise to the Trust

 

The CyberHub Trust has the following Trustees:

Julia von Klonowski (Chair)

Julia von Klonowski (Chair)

Julia has over 35 years’ experience in the Digital and Technology industry and has spent the last 15 years concentrating on the effective use of technology in education. Prior to this, Julia lived and worked in South Africa, where she ran her own business delivering IT solutions.

On her return to the UK in 2001, Julia joined Sun Microsystems and later Oracle, as senior Project Manager and then Programme Director for Schools. Her experience stretches from programming, software support, large project delivery and consultancy.

Julia is passionate about education and sits on various Department for Education (DfE) and industry advisory boards, is a T-Level Ambassador and promotes the use of technology to improve education and skills.

Ruth Gilbert

Ruth Gilbert

Ruth has 25 years of experience in professional services and education, holding positions including Principal and CEO in Further Education. Ruth previously set up and ran a national education charity, founded by Lord Baker, now supporting a network of 20+ industry-led Career Colleges across the UK. Ruth has a passion for applying business principles and regional partnerships to educational ventures, to ensure their long-term sustainability.

Ruth is an Honorary Fellow of UCL Institute of Education and holds several voluntary positions in support of education. She also holds several commercial board positions, including Chairman of a private training provider and Group Education Director.

Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Amit is Creative Director at Experience Haus – a digital skills training provider across the B2C and B2B markets, providing hands-on education in technical skills across design, innovation, marketing and growth as well as professional and personal development.

He has worked in product management and design across many industries and various sizes of companies, from startups (in sectors such as media, fin-tech and healthcare) to industry leading companies such as Scotiabank, OVO Energy, Crossrail (Europe’s largest construction project) and Crossrail 2. Prior to founding Experience Haus, he was the Lead UX Instructor at General Assembly.

Joash Howard

Joash Howard

Joash is currently a Senior Agile Project Manager at the HSBC.

Prior to that he was Programme Manager at Amazon Web Services and was instrumental in setting-up the original working relationship between the CyberHub Trust and AWS.

John Pittaway

John Pittaway

John has over 30 years’ experience in sales roles in the technology sector, with 16 in leadership roles and is a Sales Manager for Amazon Web Services in the UK. Prior to this, John was Sales Director for a Microsoft Partner Organisation and held sales and leadership roles in Microsoft, BT and HP.

He has a passion for learning, coaching and supporting people’s career development and is a champion for improving Digital and Cyber skills in UK organisations, enabling people from diverse backgrounds to pursue Digital & Cyber careers.

Michael Klonowski (CEO)

Michael Klonowski (CEO)

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for the overall management of the Trust. He is a Marketing & Communications professional, with a strong focus on Digital & Cyber Technology, Programme Management and Digital Service Development & Delivery. He has provided services to Government departments, Law Enforcement, Utilities and the Education sector.

He has worked with, among others, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the National Health Service (NHS), the Police (Police National Database - PND), the National Crime Agency and Smart Metering Programmes for Thames Water, CGI and British Gas/Centrica.