TechEast appoints first board

July 13 2016


The organisation formed to accelerate the expansion of the East of England’s technology cluster, TechEast, has announced the appointment of its first board. 

It will be chaired by Neil Miles, executive at ANDigital and the former managing director of Ipswich-based Smart421 (now KCOM), who will lead TechEast’s attempts to deliver on its six-point manifesto. 

The board has already begun discussion with technology leaders in Cambridge, with a view to building relationships.

The other board members are:  Neil Garner of Whitespace Norwich and Thyngs; Graham Masterson of KCOM; Marlon Bowser of HTK; Prof Fiona Lettice of the UEA; Mike Kingston of Aviva; and John Dugmore of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. 

They will be supported by madeleine Coupe of New Anglia LEP, Ian Buxton, TechEast programme director and chair of Innovation Martlesham, and a Norfolk and Suffolk group to represent other interested parties.

TechEast was launched in April with the aim of supporting the creation of 5,000 tech jobs over the next four years, increasing national awareness, attracting further funding and developing digital tech talent.

Mr Miles said:  “As TechEast moves forward, it’s a huge benefit to be able to work together with a board made up of such experienced business and technology leaders.  I am very grateful for their commitment in delivering the TechEast manifesto.”

Eastern Daily Press

13 July 2016

 Image of Neil Miles, TechEast Chair