Top CIOs, CDOs and CTOs in the non-profit sector

Non-profits have unique requirements from their technology as they have to generate to value for a social cause rather than for shareholders or the owners of a business.

Here's how some of the top business technology leaders in the sector are using IT to maximise the impact of their missions.

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Cancer Research UK CIO Tiffany Hall

Cancer Research UK CIO Tiffany Hall

Cancer Research UK Tiffany Hall joined the charity in 2017 after a 20-year career at the BBC in roles that included CIO, Head of IT at BBC News, Director of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit that films the House of Commons. She was recently named CIO of the Year at the Women in IT Awards after successfully bringing together two very different teams at the charity.

"There are still places where people bump up against each other within teams because they've merged now, but the conversations are had with respect and with open-mindedness, and we jump on it when that's not the case," Hall told CIO UK.

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Director of ITS at Girls\' Day School Trust Dan Hall

Director of ITS at Girls' Day School Trust Dan Hall

Dan Hall, Director of Information Technology Services at the Girls' Day School Trust, earned a spot on the 2019 CIO 100 after a highly successful year at the network of independent girls' schools.

Hall's key achievements included restructuring his function from an IT-led department to an education-led team, standardising key processes and systems across the 25 schools in the group and moving members from paper-based student applications to a digital process.

Prior to joining GDST in 2016, Hall enjoyed stints as Director of Information Systems at the British Council and as Head of IS at Blind Veterans UK. He also currently chairs the Charity IT Leaders networking group.

Anthony Nolan CIO Danny Attias

Anthony Nolan CIO Danny Attias

CIO 100 high-flyer Danny Attias has been CIO at Anthony Nolan since May 2016, responsible for all aspects of the technology strategy and delivery at the bone marrow transplant charity. He also held the role of Data Protection Officer at Anthony Nolan for 16 months, during which he established a professional data protection function. He remains the senior leadership team sponsor for data security and protection and specifically the GDPR programme.

Prior to joining Anthony Nolan, Attias was CIO at management consulting firm Grass Roots Group for eight years. He has also worked as an IT Infrastructure Project Manager at Marks and Spencer, an IT Project Manager at John Lewis Partnership and a Chemical Engineer at Kodak.

Shaw Trust CIO Alan Crawford

Shaw Trust CIO Alan Crawford

Shaw Trust CIO Alan Crawford was appointed CIO at the Shaw Trust in July 2018 and tasked with helping to consolidate the organisation into a single unified charity and social enterprise for people with disabilities while adopting cloud platforms to support better future services.

He previously spent two years as CIO at educational organisation City & Guilds Group, where he developed the business digitally and its corporate, e-learning, apprenticeships and technical education. Prior to that, he was CIO at Action for Children for three years, bringing in £1m in discounts, grants and donations for a digital enablement project and enabling flexible and mobile working.

Amnesty International CIO John Gillespie
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Amnesty International CIO John Gillespie

Amnesty International CIO John Gillespie joined the human rights organisation in January 2013 and immediately began to transform the technology that supported its global workforce. His accomplishments since then include redeveloping the Amnesty website, introducing a new CRM system, opening new offices in Africa and the Americas and upgrading the entire technical infrastructure.

He began his career working in sales and marketing at Shell and went on to work as a business analyst at Vision Consulting, as an interim CIO at Help for Heroes and an IT strategy and architecture consultant at Deloitte.

Greenpeace UK Head of IT Andrew Hatton
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Greenpeace UK Head of IT Andrew Hatton

Andrew Hattonhas been overseeing Greenpeace's IT and digital strategy, cyber security needs, IT operations management and business continuity since he was appointed as Head of IT at the charity in May 2010.

His CV also includes a 10-year spell at Oxfam where he helped to deliver the charity's first Online Direct Debit Platform, the UK's first Online second-hand charity shop, a global logistics system and the Gift Aid Shops Platform.

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Age UK Chief Digital and Technology Officer Lara Burns
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Age UK Chief Digital and Technology Officer Lara Burns

Lara Burnshas been leading the digital transformation at Age UK since she joined the charity as Head of Digital in January 2014. She was promoted to Chief Digital and Technology Officer at the organisation in April 2017 and has gone on to move the charity's archives onto digital platforms, upgrade its CMS and secure over £2m in third-party funding for a range of technology-based projects.

Burns has also served as Head of Online at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and as a Trustee at Charity Comms, where she acted as a mentor to other people working in the sector who want to progress their careers.

British Red Cross CIO Rosie Slater-Carr

British Red Cross CIO Rosie Slater-Carr

Rosie Slater-Carrhas been CIO at British Red Cross since April 2015. Her recent achievements include a website redevelopment that has already proven its value. During the fundraising concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, it handled 2.8 million hits in a day compared to the usual 25,000 over a weekend, helping the charity to process millions of pounds of donations.

Slater-Carr's CV also includes spells as Director of Information Systems at the Children's Society, Portfolio Manager of Digital and Fundraising IT at Cancer Research UK, and as a Sessional Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and Philosophy of Science at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Marie Stopes International CIO Daniela Weber
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Marie Stopes International CIO Daniela Weber

Daniela Weberwas appointed CIO at Marie Stopes International in August 2015, and tasked with turning the heavily federated charity into an integrated operation with a common collaboration platform across 37 country programmes and support offices.

Prior to joining the contraception and safe abortion provider, she spent three years as a Senior Manager Consulting, Applications Delivery and Advisory at Deloitte UK, where she helped clients. Her CV also includes spells at Hewlett-Packard, Reckitt Benckiser, SAP Svenska AB and Procter & Gamble.

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