Member of the Information Technology Policy Panel
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.