BBC adds CIO to List of Female CIO's in the UK

Tiffany Hall has made the CIO ListTiffany Hall is the new Chief Information Officer of the BBC at the Future Media & Technology division. She will be responsible for the strategic planning of the corporation's IT infrastructure, Information Security systems and support for BBC business systems and professional services teams which include HR, Marketing Communications & Audiences, Finance and Property.

She will also support the corporation's business systems and professional services teams which include HR, Marketing Communications & Audiences, Finance and Property. Communication of the BBC's technology strategy to third-party tech suppliersi will also be within her responsibility.

Female CIO's

Medio 2009 Silicon.com reported in the CIO50 2009 that 8 of the top 50 UK CIOs in their list were women, such as number 1 on the list Catherine Doran, director of information management at Network Rail, Tania Howarth, CIO at Birds Eye Iglo, Ailsa Beaton, director of information services at the Metropolitan Police Service and Yasmin Jetha, CIO at the Financial Times.

Nonetheless, at middle and lower management, figures from the UK's tech industry skills body e-skills UK revealed that less than 16 per cent of tech workers are women, while earlier it was reported by Cranfield University's School of Management that a quarter of FTSE100 boards have no women at all and just 16 per cent of FTSE100 senior executive committees have women on them.

The appointment of Tiffany Hall is however making the figure on C-level better.

Source: Silicon Reporter and @WomeninTech: "always good to see females in senior IT positions!"

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