The 10th DL100 list shows how AI and Data are transforming public services across the UK

London, UK 27 June 8am BST: Digital Leaders, the nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities, has today announced the finalists who make up the 10th DL100 list for 2022 and opened the public vote.

This year’s list

The independent list recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors has been nominated by its 180,000 members.. Previously, the list has featured industry names such as: Sam Shah, Martha Lane-Fox, Mike Bracken, Liam Maxwell, Seyi Akiwowo, Kevin Cunnington and Eileen Burbidge. Digital Leader of the Year list members this year include:

Matthew Adam, CEO, We are Digital
Frances Beadle, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Digital Health & Care Wales
Dr William Bird MBE, Founder & CEO, Intelligent Health
Chris Jones, Founder & CEO, SMARTcurriculum
Chris Meah, Founder & CEO, School of Code
Karen Meechan, Chief Executive, ScotlandIS
Dr Lopa Patel MBE, Chair, Diversity UK Non-Executive Director, IPO Trustee, Science Museum Group
Fran Perrin OBE, Founder & Chair, 360 Giving
David Pugh, Head of Sustainability, Digital Catapult
Dan West, Chief Digital Information Officer, Department of Health

The 100 finalists that make up the list will now compete for the public vote in one of 10 categories. This year’s list is made up of individuals and organisations with 42 private sector, 36 from the public sector, 18 from the non-profit sector and 4 from academia. Leading by example, the DL100 list has a 50/50 gender split, recognising the diversity in digital transformation roles and the leading women across the industry. A figure not seen commonly on many industry lists. Each year the list members compete for the DL100 Awards. These are announced high above the London Skyline at the Shard on Thursday 23rd June.

Robin Knowles, CEO of Digital Leaders, commented: “We are once again proud to see the incredible recognition of leading female role models in the DL100. As a list that is nominated from our 180,000 Digital Leaders, we’re always eager to see new names and faces featured on the list, and to have achieved such a diverse mix of names from all sectors is a huge achievement for the Digital Leaders community. There are few organisations that can claim they have successfully gathered a list with 50/50 representation! We’re extremely excited to see who comes out top in our public vote!”

Jacqueline de Rojas, Chair of Digital Leaders, said:
“The Digital Leaders 100 list 2022 once again highlights the progress in digitally transforming the UK. Our community of Digital Leaders have shone a light on the many hidden heroes, quietly getting on with the nation’s digital transformation. It is fabulous to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own inclusive national programme and the growing importance of digital transformation on companies irrespective of size or sector.” #notjustlondon The full list can be seen at


About the Digital Leaders 100
Since 2013 each year’s list is created from nominations submitted by members of the 180,000 strong Digital Leaders Community before being shortlisted by the DL100 judges, who are often members of the Digital Leaders Advisory Board and previous winners.

This year’s list is the 10th cohort to join the alumni of previous winners that now numbers over 800 leaders from Government, Enterprise, startups and charities. These former members stay in touch, network and learn from each other through participation in the DL100 Club. Find out more visit or follow #DL100 or #digileaders on Twitter

About Digital Leaders
Digital Leaders is a global initiative that has created a shared professional space for senior leadership from different sectors promoting effective, long-term digital transformation. Our community of 120,000 senior leaders are involved in leveraging technology to promote economic growth, increase social well being and narrow social gaps. To find out more visit or follow Digital Leaders on Twitter: @DigiLeaders

For further information please contact:
Robin Knowles on + 44 (0) 7710132900 [email protected] or [email protected]

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