New Digital Advisory Board supports Government to deliver online services revolution

Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012 10:28
Posted by Scott Buckler

A dynamic new group of digital experts from industry, business and academia will support the Government to deliver its commitment to provide high-quality public services online by default, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has announced

Chaired by UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox, the Digital Advisory Board will advise and support the Government Digital Service – the team in the Cabinet Office tasked with transforming government digital services – departments and agencies. The board will offer ideas and recommendations on the best way to achieve the digital transformation and ensure that government online services are easy to access and user friendly.

The 12-member board also includes Laura Wade-Gery, Executive Director of Multi-Channel at Marks & Spencer; and Alex Balfour, LOCOG’s Head of New Media.

The Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude, welcomed the role the Digital Advisory Board will play in driving the digital delivery of public services:
 
We are making public service delivery ‘digital by default’ and creating a single place online for government information.”

This revolutionary approach in the way government interacts with citizens will offer huge gains in efficiency and cost-effectiveness for the taxpayer.

The impressive expertise and experience on the Digital Advisory Board will help us achieve our challenging goal of delivering all services digitally so they are cheaper, simpler, clearer and quicker and easier to use.”
 
Martha Lane Fox said:
 
“This has been an exciting week.  My rollercoaster role as UK Digital Champion will now see me chair two new boards.  The Digital Advisory Board, announced by Francis Maude today, will challenge Government to deliver better services for users and is the next step on the journey to achieving Digital by Default services and information provision across government.”

I will also Chair the Go ON UK Board – a radical new cross-sector partnership bringing the benefits of the internet to every individual, organisation and community across the UK.”

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