Our Trustees

Laura Dawson

Interim Chair

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.

Stuart McSkimming

Deputy Chair

Founder and consultant, Virtue Chain

Stuart is a highly successful and well-respected strategy, transformation and technology professional, with 15 years experience working in household name charities. He has extensive experience in turning around failing technology teams, delivering CRM programmes and embedding echnology into organisational strategy. He is passionate about promoting and enabling better, more impactful use of technology within the charity and NFP sector, which is why he founded Virtue Chain; providing tech-enabled business change consultancy and services to charities and NFPs.

Matt Jago


Project Manager, The Girls' Day School Trust (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.

During his time in the voluntary sector at Sightsavers and The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), 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.

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.

Richard Bailey


Technology Strategy Manager, The Girls' Day School Trust (GDST)

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.

Caroline Carruthers


Data Cheerleader, Author and CEO, Carruthers and Jackson

Caroline is a renowned and globally recognised data leader with extensive experience in managing large, complex data and technology transformations. She brings real life experience and knoweldge to coach and train organisations, business leaders and data professionals on successful modern data approaches and leading strategies for delivering data-driven business transformation.

Jon Curry


CIO, National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

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.

Jane Deal


Operational Director, Technology & Change, The Law Society

Jane is the Operational Director for technology and Change at The Law Society of England & Wales. Following a Law Degree and the Trinity Bar Exams, Jane joined Barclays Bank where she had a long and varied career including marketing and business transformation. She then joined RNIB as Head of IT, restructuring the IT function and architecture, and establishing business partnerships and project management disciplines.

After becoming the first CIO at Citizen’s Advice, where she transformed the IT function and delivered a complex Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation, Jane worked with a number of NFPs as an independent consultant, before joining The Law Society in 2016 as IT Director, where she supported a major business transformation, establishing the Society’s dedicated IT and Change function.

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.

Seth Harman


Head of Technology, Place2Be

Seth Harman (MSc) has been Head of Technology for Place2Be since December 2019. His background is in infrastructure engineering, but he has spent the last 25 years un IT management, mainly in the housing association and charity sector.

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.

Jane Huntington


Head of Application Development & Support, Guide Dogs

Jane is a strategic data and technology leader, skilled in guiding organisations in the navigation of data and systems capabilities with an accessibility-by-design approach. She is committed to driving efficiency and effectiveness by developing, delivering and supporting strategic plans. Jane is currently leading technology teams delivering and maintaining solutions across core business applications including Salesforce, Agresso, Jira and O365 products including Sharepoint. She is delighted to bring her 25 years of experience as a highly successful technologist and leader to her second appointment as a CITL trustee.

Laura Moore


Business Systems Analyst, The Girls' Day School Trust (GDST)

Laura has extensive experience in business analysis, and business systems. She leads 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 community. Laura is passionate about inclusion and accessibility, and is supporting CITL in ensuring all of its resources, events and content are accessible and support our goals of being inclusive and celebrating diversity.