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Do you need a digital strategy?

03 December 2019
08:00 - 09:00



We’re joined in the studio by Vince Gatrick, Claire Tavernier, Owen Pringle and Rob Cade for a real discussion about the 52% of charities who don’t have a digital strategy, and ask the question – do you need a digital strategy or should digital be part of your wider organisational strategy?


About our guests:


Claire is a senior leader and board member with over twenty years’ experience building and growing successful content and digital businesses. Most recently, Claire was the Interim CEO of Girl Effect, a media and digital organisation founded by the Nike Foundation, which she joined as COO in 2017. Girl Effect, a nonprofit, builds digital platforms and content brands at scale to meaningfully impact girls’ lives in the most difficult places in the world.


Vince is a highly driven, accomplished and articulate Senior IT Leader, with an in-depth understanding of the strategic and operational requirements of an IT function. Experience of running global projects, high availability systems and IT teams to deliver a service orientated platform. Proven ability to translate business requirements into practical, imaginative and highly effective IT solutions with experience of managing senior internal/external stakeholder relationships. Renowned as a forward-thinking strategist and creative problem solver with a consistent history of organisational success and the support to accelerate a variety of business objectives. Continually exhibit a pragmatic and etrepreneurial leadership style to improve poor performing and misaligned IT teams and revitalised and realigned them to become business partners improving employee engagement and investment in IT as a digital transformation agent.


Robert is Centrepoint’s Director of Strategy and Performance – meaning he’s responsible for optimising the way we work to drive the best possible outcomes for homeless young people. Before joining Centrepoint, Robert worked for over a decade as a management consultant. In this role, he focused on operational transformation in the public sector.


Owen is a senior communications and digital strategist with over 20 years of experience, and Co-Founder / Partner of Arc, a business transformation practice that puts people at the heart of digital change. I have also been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in technology, throughout the UK and Europe.

Host & Guests View All

Host & Guests

Jonathan Chevallier

Charity Digital

Claire Tavernier

Charity Digital

Vince Gatrick

IT Director

Owen Pringle

Senior Communications and Digital Strategist
Action Aid

Robert Cade

Director of Strategy and Performance

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