Liz Williams - Chair

Director, Tech Literacy and Education Programmes, BT Group

Liz heads BT’s tech literacy programme which aims to help build a culture of tech literacy, where it is viewed as a cornerstone of modern education.  The programme was launched in March 2015 alongside a first ambition to reach 5 million young people with better teaching in computing skills by 2020.  To date, over 900,000 children have benefitted.  Liz also leads the BT Group Education Strategy which helps young people, particularly those at risk of being disadvantaged, become work ready and get into jobs.  

Liz is Chair of the Good Things Foundation and recently chaired a review of digital skills on behalf of the UK Government. Liz represents BT on the Movement to Work employer coalition committed to tackling youth unemployment through high-quality vocational training and work experience. In 2016, Liz was named in Business Cloud Magazine’s inaugural ‘100 Women Role Models of Tech’ list.