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Rowena Ironside

Non Executive Director

Rowena is Founder and Chair of Women on Boards UK, an action-oriented social enterprise supporting women to leverage their professional skills and experience into Non-Executive Director and other board level roles. She is also a trustee (City Fellow) of Hughes Hall, Cambridge. Rowena spent 25 years in the ICT industry, starting her career writing software in Australia; building and selling an IT services business in London and finally running several multi-national professional and managed services businesses in the software and hosting industries. Since completing the Sloan Masters at London Business School in 2002, Rowena has focused on board and advisory roles. Her governance experience includes six years in the not-for-profit sector as NED and Chair and five years as NED of a startup in the services sector. Rowena also brings broad strategic expertise and global operations experience in the digital sector, along with a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation and experience as an angel investor.