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The CyberHub Trust announces its Trustees

The CyberHub Trust has been formally recognised by the UK Charities Commission. It is now officially able to operate as a Charity!

A formality of becoming a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’, or CIO, required The CyberHub Trust to offer some exceptional individuals the role of Trustees to the Charity.

Each of the individuals who have now accepted this offer, is a leader in their respective field and represent industries that compliment the work of the charity, specifically Education Colleges, Cyber Security, Information Technology and Creative & Service Design Industries.

  • Julia von Klonowski (Chair) 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. She has a passion for 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 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.
  • Amit Patel is Creative Director at Experience Haus – a digital skills training provider, providing hands-on education in technical skills across design, innovation, marketing and growth as well as professional & personal development. He has worked across many industries, from start-ups in media, fin-tech & healthcare, to industry-leading companies such as Scotiabank, OVO Energy and Crossrail.
  • Joash Howard is currently a Senior 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 has over 30 years’ experience in sales roles in the Technology sector and is AWS Sales Manager for the UK Public Sector. 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.

The Trustees will also benefit from the advice and support of ‘Special Advisors’, representing the Cyber Security sector. This will include the National Crime Agency (NCA), the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) CyberFirst Programme, Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCU), and independent Cyber Security specialists who consult to several very high-profile clients, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the NCA.

In addition, the charity is supported by Sponsors and Partners, providing financial support, personnel, technology and other resource, as well as promoting the Trust in its development.

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