Wednesday, February 27, 2013

UK Parliament - Baroness Lane Fox of Soho is the new title of the UK's Digital Champion

The House of Lords Appointments Commission has announced the elevation to the peerage of:
Martha Lane Fox CBE co-founded in1998. She took the company public in 2000 and it was sold in 2005. It is Europe’s largest travel and leisure website. She is currently the founder and Chair of Go On UK, a radical new cross sector charity that aims to spread digital skills. She co-founded the karaoke business LuckyVoice in 2004 and chairs MakieLab, a start-up networked toy company. She is currently a non-executive director of Marks and Spencer and the Women's Prize for Fiction. In 2007 she started Antigone, her own grant giving foundation, which funds charities that target neglected causes. She chairs Founders Forum for Good and is a Patron of AbilityNet, Repreive, Just for Kids Law and Camfed, (which educates girls and supports young women to become agents of change). Martha Lane Fox has been the UK Government’s digital champion since 2009 and is a non-executive director of the Efficiency and Reform Board at Cabinet Office and the Government Digital Service.

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