Our Editors, Authors and Contributors

Meet the team behind CIO UK


  • Edward Qualtrough

    Edward is the Editor of CIO UK and has a particular interest covering digital strategy, leadership, enterprise culture, and diversity. Previously the CIO UK Online Editor, Edward meets regularly with Chief Information Officers and other business technology executives to discuss C-level issues and keep on top of industry trends and disruptive threats.

  • Thomas Macaulay

    Tom is a Senior Online Editor of CIO UK. He studied English Literature and History at Sussex University before gaining a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University. Tom is particularly interested in the public sector and the ethical implications of emerging technologies.

  • Christina Mercer

    Christina is Audience Development Editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.

  • Hannah Williams

    Hannah is a Staff Writer at CIO UK. After graduating from the University of Coventry with an English and Journalism degree in 2016, Hannah has since developed an interest in enterprise technology. She has a keen interest in digital transformation, enterprise IT, innovative and emerging tech, the Internet of Things and women in tech.

  • Charlotte Trueman

    Charlotte Trueman is a staff writer at IDG UK. She joined IDG in 2016 after graduating with a degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent. Charlotte is particularly interested in the impact technology will have on the future of work and promoting gender diversity throughout the tech industry.

  • Matt Egan

    Matt Egan is UK and US Editorial Director of IDG, publisher of CIO UK, having worked for the world's biggest technology data, media and services company since 2003. A passionate technology fan who writes on subjects as diverse as smartphones, internet security, social media and Windows.

  • Adam Thilthorpe

    Adam Thilthorpe is director of professionalism for BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. He raises awareness of the changes in the profession; its challenges and the opportunities.

  • Ade McCormack

    Author of the CIO book the IT Value Stack, digital strategist Ade McCormack tackles the changing leadership role of the CIO as the value of the IT operation changes in an organisation.

  • Alistair Maughan

    Alistair Maughan is a partner in the law firm Morrison & Foerster's London office. He leads the firm's UK outsourcing team and is co-chair of the firm-wide Technology Transactions Group. Maughan focuses on outsourcing and technology-based projects for major companies and public sector organisations.

  • Catherine Stagg-Macey

    Catherine Stagg-Macey has spent over 20 years in the technology and insurance sectors.

  • Chaida Kapfunde

    Chaida Kapfunde is the head of IT for a London-based pioneer in the UK gift card and voucher industry, whose clients in prepaid gifting technology include Boots, Halfords, Pizza Express and Costa Coffee. In his current role Chaida is able to balance strategy, with his experience in software development and project management, on a daily basis.

  • Ian Cohen

    Digital advisor Ian Cohen is the former CIO of JLT Group, Associated Newspapers, and also worked as CTO and Global IT Director for the Financial Times. Ian has been a regular in the CIO 100, described by the judges one of the UK's most transformational CIOs in both 2013 and 2014.

  • Ian Cox

    Ian Cox is a Research Director with Gartner's CIO research team. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as an independent advisor to boards and executives across a range of industries covering subjects including strategy, digital transformation, and the role of the CIO and IT. Ian is a former member of the CIO 100 and is the author of two books, Digital Uncovered and Disrupt IT.

  • Jerry Fishenden

    The public sector can revolutionise the way it operates and the services it offers tax payers, former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, NHS IT Director and Microsoft UK CTO Jerry Fishenden explores how.

  • Laurie Clarke

    Laurie Clarke is a staff writer for CIO UK and its sister titles Techworld and Computerworld UK. She studied psychology followed by a Masters in Journalism, and has since worked in marketing and as a freelance consumer insight writer. Her particular interests include consumer tech, startup tech culture and how technology is shaping society.