Rachel Burnett is new BCS President

November 4, 2007

Rachel Burnett, who runs her own niche commercial IT law firm, has become the new President of the British Computer Society. Rachel’s platform for the year will focus on strengthening the BCS’ relationships within the IT community and continuing its work on public engagement.  Rachel has taken over from outgoing President Professor Nigel Shadbolt.
Rachel said: “I’m keen to expand the work begun by Nigel Shadbolt and encourage people to appreciate that IT is about interesting, relevant and accessible topics of practical use in how we live.  I am also keen to encourage more people to consider the profession as a career option.  In terms of doing this, I hope to strengthen BCS’ many relationships with key influencers, the government and other professional organisations.” 
Rachel has been involved with the BCS for many years.  She was elected Vice President Forums in 2003 and Deputy President in 2006 and has chaired the Management Forum.  Rachel brings to the role her many years experience as an IT practitioner combined with her expertise as a solicitor in IT law.