Our Trustees

Matt Jago


Transformation, Change Leadership, Systems Integration & Data Architecture, GDST

Matt has worked with technology from a young age, building his first PC out of spare parts in his parents’ garage at the age of 9.  He has worked across multiple sectors, from leisure, through marketing & data analytics to not-for-profit. Matt started working at Sightsavers, an International NGO, back in 2008 as a Service Desk Technician. 5 years later, he was put in charge of the Global IT team and hasn’t looked back since.

Over the 12+ years of working at Sightsavers, Matt has overseen multiple major projects, from migrating servers to a private cloud, moving to O365, data warehousing and analytics, systems development and of course the dreaded managed print contract renewal. After becoming interested in business analysis, Matt set up a Business Application team at Sightsavers 4 years ago to assist the organisation in managing system integration and development. The team is now taking on a large data strategy project to help streamline global data capture and processing across the organisation.

As a member of Charity IT Leaders, he was quick to volunteer to assist with organising the Annual Conference and became the Conference Trustee shortly afterwards. After running several successful conferences, Matt has taken on a new challenge as Secretary of Charity IT Leaders.

He is passionate about his family, all things data, any form of technology, photography and, with a collection that overshadows that of his two children, Lego.

Laura Dawson


Founder at Leaderly, Fractional CIO, Non exec and Board Member, CIO 100, former global CIO

Focusing on not for profit, I am a fractional CIO, where I can provide part time CIO capability for your charity. If you need support in your digital or technology strategy to support your charity, please do get in touch.

A Trustee and non-exec board member, and global technology executive with over 30 years experience in digital transformation and technology for good. I have held several C-Suite roles, including Global CIO for the British Council. At Board level, I have been Chair of Trustees for 6 years and I currently serve as a senior Trustee for Charity IT leaders, including chairing the ethics committee and setting up the new governance structure for the charity and Board member for LSE Cities and London University Procurement Consortium.

Jon Curry



A senior technology leader with substantial experience, leading teams in leveraging technology to deliver strategic business objectives. I have worked across a range of organisations and had demonstrable success in effective strategy planning and execution; managing change; developing partnerships and building high-performing teams.

Laura Moore


Head of Business Systems, Sightsavers

Laura has extensive experience in business analysis, and business systems. She led the BA special interest group for Charity IT Leaders and is responsible for growing the membership of the group and building it into an active, engaged and vibrant group.

Neil Edmonds


Head Of IT Infrastructure, The Salvation Army

An experienced IT Proefessional (MBCS, MCP, ILM), experienced in IT Infrastructure Managment and Leadership. I also have a strong technical background managing Microsoft, Cisco, HP,Vmware, Palo Alto, Juniper and Cirix technologies along with managing and supporting enterprise Server, Storage & Network infrastructure technologies. Experienced in working in large corporate environments, Charity IT and DR/ Business Continuity.

Phillip Edwards


CIO, Blue Cross Animal Welfare

A Chief Information Officer, Chartered IT Professional and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) with a track record of designing and delivering IT-enabled transformation and business change. I have extensive experience of implementing services in the Third and Healthcare sectors across multiple domains including end-to-end business processes, Information Security, web-applications, SAP and Software as a Service solutions.

Anna Hoskins


Head of Technology, CAFOD

Anna is a technology leader specialising in IT-enabled business change. With extensive experience in senior management and business change and development, Anna is a creative thinker with a track record for developing and delivering impactful solutions that advance business goals. She’s an experienced manager with the ability to motivate multidisciplinary teams to achieve results in demanding circumstances. Anna is delighted to bring this experience to her role as a trustee for Charity IT Leaders and is committed to supporting and developing current and emerging IT leaders within the nor-for-profit sector.

Nick Napier


Nick spent his career running IT departments in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. His most recent role was as Head of ICT for the Zoological Society of London, where he had responsibility for a wide variety of teams and technologies, supporting activities ranging from commercial activities for the Societies two Zoos and 1.8 million annual visitors, to assisting scientist, vets and Zoo Keepers and conservation staff in locations across the globe.

Since retiring in 2018 he has continued to support Charity IT Leaders as a co-opted Trustee, and also provides mentoring and support to other Heads and Directors of IT in the not-for-profit sector.

Richard Bailey


Technology Strategy Manager, The Girls' Day School Trust

Working for the 14th largest charity in the UK, I am currently Technology Strategy Manager at the Girls’ Day School Trust. In my role, I am responsible for the design and delivery of strategy and technology across the organisation.

Having worked in the charity sector for over a decade, I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities within IT and have significant experience delivering digital transformation projects.

My motivation for becoming a Trustee of CITL is to be able to support and develop emerging IT leaders across the charity sector.

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