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Professor Jim Norton FREng, BEng(Hons), Hon DEng, Hon LLD, CDir , CEng, CITP FIET FBCS FIoD

Member of the Information Technology Policy Panel

Jim Norton

Aged sixty-two, Jim Norton is an independent director, policy adviser and public speaker. He is Past President (2011-12) and current Trustee of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and a Trustee Director of BCS Learning & Development Ltd where he chairs the Audit Committee. Jim is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, where he is a member of its Engineering Policy Committee and chair of its Digital Systems Engineering Community of Practice. He is a member of the IET IT Policy Panel and of the IET Prestige Lecture Committee. Jim is an external member of the Board of the UK Parliament's Office of Science & Technology (POST) and independent chair of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, established on behalf of the UK Department of Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and facilitated by techUK, where Jim won a 2014 Outstanding Achievement award. He is a Governor of Coventry University, where he is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee. Jim is a Board Member and Trustee of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR). He is a member of the 'Electronic Communications Expert Advisory Panel' for the Irish Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) and a member of the Irish Department for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) Steering Group for the delivery of the Irish National Broadband Scheme.

Jim has held senior roles in the private sector (BT, Cable & Wireless and Deutsche Telkom, Institute of Directors, …) and in the public sector (Chief Executive - DTI Radiocommunications Agency and founder member Cabinet Office Performance & Innovation Unit, later known as the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit).

Jim is a Visiting Professor of Electronic Engineering at Sheffield University, where he provides guest lectures at the Management School. He has also recently retired as Chief External Examiner for the Institute of Directors (IoD) Certificate in Company Direction and Deputy Chair of the IoD Board of Examiners. More information is available on Jim’s personal website at: http://www.profjimnorton.com