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Top Influencers: 20 UK Chief Digital Officer’s To Follow in 2022

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) role. We have selected these Chief Digital Officer (CDO)’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Chief Digital Officer (CDO)’s. The list is in no particular order!

Jack Constantine

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) @ Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

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Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics is an international cosmetics company with over 850 shops spanning 51 countries. Read more aboutLush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics on Crunchbase…

Benjamin Grol

Global Chief Digital Officer @ Advent International

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Benjamin Grol joined Advent in 2019 and serves as the firm’s Global Chief Digital Officer. Prior to joining Advent, he was a Partner and the Head of Growth at Atomico. Previously, Benjamin was a Product Manager for Growth of Facebook Messenger and the core Facebook app, a Product Manager for Gmail, Google Maps, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Search and started his own start-up in personalized search. Benjamin holds a BSc in Computer Science from Stanford University. Learn more about Benjamin Grol on Crunchbase…

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Mark Allsop

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer @ Dixons Carphone

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Dixons Carphone is an electrical specialist and telecommunications retailer and services company. Read more aboutDixons Carphone on Crunchbase…

John Sutton

President & Chief Digital Officer @ Red Ventures

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John Sutton currently serves as Chief Digital Officer and President of Red Ventures; responsible for leading Digital Media including paid search, SEO, Programmatic Display, Social, and other digital practices for Red Ventures and it’s many partners. In addition, John is responsible for new technology development, investments, and acquisitions; including recent innovations in online to offline and cross-device tracking technologies, development of omni-channel messaging solutions, and bespoke technology solutions for partner-driven and principal businesses at Red Ventures across the globe. Prior to joining Red Ventures, John owned and operated his own internet marketing consulting firm where he provided marketing strategy, agency contract negotiation and hands-on management of search marketing initiatives for several large organizations. He also served as Director of Internet Marketing for Career Education Corporation, a large for-profit education company based outside of Chicago, IL. John attended Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Learn more about John Sutton on Crunchbase…

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Kate Burns

Chief Digital Officer @ TCC Global

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Jacky Wright

Chief Digital Officer (CDO) @ Microsoft

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Elly Hardwick

Chief Digital Officer @ UBS

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Elly Hardwick has been Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank AG since December 2016. Ms. Hardwick served as the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Benchmark Ltd. Ms. Hardwick has led Credit Benchmark since its inception. She is a fifteen-year veteran at the intersection of financial services and technology, with previous experience including Morgan Stanley, Thomson Reuters and the UK Department of Trade and Industry. She holds an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Elly Hardwick on Crunchbase…

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Sharon Cooper

Chief Digital Officer @ The Economist Intelligence Unit – EIU

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Sharon Cooper is Chief Digital Officer of the EIU, the consulting and research arm of The Economist Group, she is focusing on modernising their forecasting tools and creating a suite of digital products to enable the organisation to grow its services. Prior to that Sharon led digital change as the Chief Digital Officer at the BMJ Publishing Group and also worked in the public sector at both Directgov and Government Digital Service. She has a degree in Chemistry and has worked for most of her career in knowledge and information organisations Including Oxford University Press, Which?, Informa and Reed Elsevier. Learn more about Sharon Cooper on Crunchbase…

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is a resource for economic and business research, forecasting, and analysis. Read more aboutThe Economist Intelligence Unit – EIU on Crunchbase…

Jora Gill

Chief Digital Officer @ SHL

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Jora Gill came to SHL from The Economist, where as Chief Digital Officer he led a four-year digital transformation including an infrastructure shift to the cloud, a fundamental overhaul of customer service systems, and relaunched economist.com. Previously the Chief Technology Officer at Elsevier and at Standard & Poors, Jora is a visionary leader who has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Global Digital Change Agents. Learn more about Jora Gill on Crunchbase…

SHL, the global leader in talent innovation, helps companies transform productivity through deeper people insight. Read more aboutSHL on Crunchbase…

Andy Caddy

Chief Digital Officer @ The Collective

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Søren Rode Andreasen

Chief Digital Officer @ Danske Bank

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Søren Rode Andreasen, Danske Bank – MoneyLIVE Events Søren Rode Andreasen is Chief Digital Officer at Danske Bank. He is currently responsible for the bank’s digital transformation in Danske Bank United Kingdom, where he is a member of the Executive Committee and responsible for everything related to digitalization and IT in general, including business opportunities, investments, FinTech collaboration, and development. Søren has more than 10 years of experience within the technologically advanced Nordic financial sector and a deep technical understanding. His primary focus is innovation within retail/wholesale banking and commercialisation of disruptive ideas and technologies. Learn more about Søren Rode Andreasen on Crunchbase…

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Andy Stephenson

Chief Digital Officer @ Lanchester Group

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Lanchester Group is a beverage retailer that sells wines, spirits, and other packaged goods. Read more aboutLanchester Group on Crunchbase…

Tara Hein-Phillips

Chief Digital Officer @ Sundance Institute

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Tara Hein-Phillips is the Chief Digital Officer at the Sundance Institute, and is the product lead for their new platform, Sundance Co//ab. She brings over 15 years of experience in digital transformation, new product development, and commercial management and has launched many successful products and services in that time. Her key areas of expertise are global strategy, new product development, and digital transformation, with a particular passion for digital education and the arts. A lifelong student, she has pursued degrees in theatre, literature, herbal medicine, and, most recently organizational psychology and leadership. Learn more about Tara Hein-Phillips on Crunchbase…

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Jon Carney

Chief Digital Officer, EMEA @ McCann Worldgroup

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Jon works with international clients and local market agencies to deliver digital strategy. He heads a group of 45 digital leaders across McCann Worldgroup and has global digital responsibility for a range of clients. Global clients include Nestle, Mastercard, L’Oreal and Microsoft. Learn more about Jon Carney on Crunchbase…

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Andy Harris

Chief Digital Officer @ Osirium

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Andy Harris is the Chief Technology Officer at Osirium. Learn more about Andy Harris on Crunchbase…

Osirium prevents attacks on Privileged Accounts by separating people from passwords. Read more aboutOsirium on Crunchbase…

Neal Preece

Chief Digital Officer @ Optionis Group

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Optionis group is a leading provider of support services to the contractors, freelancers, small businesses and staffing industry members. Read more aboutOptionis Group on Crunchbase…

Jonny Crowe

Chief Digital Officer @ BCA Marketplace

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Jonny Crowe joined the BCA Marketplace in September 2013 as the chief digital officer. Previously, he served as Special Advisor to the CEO and board of directors at Somo Ltd. Learn more about Jonny Crowe on Crunchbase…

BCA Marketplace is a vehicle remarketing company that offers used vehicles. Read more aboutBCA Marketplace on Crunchbase…

Jonny Crowe

Chief Digital Officer @ BCA Marketplace

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Jonny Crowe joined the BCA Marketplace in September 2013 as the chief digital officer. Previously, he served as Special Advisor to the CEO and board of directors at Somo Ltd. Learn more about Jonny Crowe on Crunchbase…

BCA Marketplace is a vehicle remarketing company that offers used vehicles. Read more aboutBCA Marketplace on Crunchbase…

Gareth Rees-John

Chief Digital Officer @ Kurt Geiger

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Kurt Geiger is the British footwear and accessories company Read more aboutKurt Geiger on Crunchbase…

David Fellows

Chief Digital Officer @ Acuity Knowledge Partners

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David Fellows is the head of technology and innovation at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has been with the company for 8 years, previously serving the company as Head of Stress Testing and Head of Product Delivery Programs. David has over 20 years of experience in Technology and Finance. Learn more about David Fellows on Crunchbase…

Acuity Knowledge Partners is a provider of research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. Read more aboutAcuity Knowledge Partners on Crunchbase…

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