Mr Chris Earnshaw OBE FREng CEng FIET FRSA BSc

Member of the Communications Policy Panel

Chris Earnshaw

Mr Earnshaw has been a member of the IET Communication Policy Panel since its creation in November 2002.

Chris is a Director of Oakleigh Ventures Ltd, which acts as advisor to a number of technology and private equity companies in the UK and US.  Chris has recently completed a term of office as non-executive Chairman of the UK Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO), a non-departmental public body which provided IT and communication systems to the police and related criminal justice services in England, Scotland and Wales. 

Prior to this, he held a number of senior executive positions in the telecoms industry and was a member of the Executive Management Board/Executive Committee of British Telecom (BT) from 1991 until 2002.

He has also served on the board of Cellnet (now O2) and a number of professional industry and government boards.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.  He served on the EngineeringUK Board (then the ETB) as an independent industry director and is a member of the Board of the International Engineering Consortium, based in Chicago.  He was awarded the 2001 IEEE Ernst Weber Award for global leadership.