TechUK have recently opened nominations for the Central Government Council (CGC), inviting members to vote for candidates that will represent the supplier community to government.
The CGC plays an important role in leading debate on new technologies and how to best optimise the use of existing capabilities, so we are hugely excited that Natalie Taylor, Foundry4's Public Sector MD has been shortlisted as a candidate.
With a deep understanding of digital transformation across Government and a wealth of hands-on experience across the sector we know that Natalie would be a hugely valuable addition to the council, but we need your help to get her there.
If you are a TechUK member and eligible to vote we'd really appreciate you giving Natalie your support.
There’s more information about Natalie’s background and why you should vote for her below.
Natalie has been an influential leader of Digital Transformation at the heart of UK Government for fifteen years.
Beginning with the business case, strategy, and delivery of NHS.UK, she worked closely with policy to help them embrace the opportunity digital technology brings, owning the NHS.UK roadmap, app strategy, social media strategy, and being Product Owner for the NHS Information Service for Parents.
In 2013 Natalie joined the GDS Transformation Programme, leading exemplars at the National Apprenticeship Service, Insolvency Service and the Home Office. From there she went on to create the digital transformation agenda for the Mayor of London, working closely with both Boris Johnson and Sadiq Khan’s offices and running digital delivery for the 2016 Mayoral election. The following three years took Natalie to PA Consulting working with clients including CQC, MoD, HMCTS, Cabinet Office, BEIS, Ofcom and DfE.
Natalie joined Foundry4 as Managing Director, Public Sector in November 2020.
A few words from Natalie
I believe that my deep experience and understanding of delivering digital transformation for central government, plus my unrivaled network of leaders and practitioners, combined with my genuine enthusiasm for and dedication to the public sector will make me a truly valuable addition to the Central Government Council.
I bring experience of working as a Civil Servant, for a large technology consultancy and for a digitally native SME, so I have seen this landscape from all perspectives. I’ve worked across many types of teams, technologies and cultures, giving me a thorough understanding of what good does and doesn’t look like and can bring this insight to the work of the council. I’m a passionate advocate for improving the relationship between government and the tech market, as evidenced in my recent work on the Global Digital Marketplace for GDS and my recent interviews for Raconteur and CITY A.M.
Building more collaborative, open partnerships, and improving mutual understanding will ensure that government and suppliers have productive, mutually beneficial relationships, whilst getting the best value for the taxpayer. I care about creating diverse and inclusive teams and cultures and have driven this agenda for two years as Vice Chair of PA’s Global Women’s Network.