The new CEO of NHS Digital Sarah Wilkinson has been named the second most influential woman in UK IT.
Wilkinson took the spot on Computer Weekly’s annual ’50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech 2017’, beaten only by entrepreneur and angel investor Sherry Coutu.
Sarah Wilkinson was appointed as CEO of NHS Digital earlier this year. Her previous roles have included being chief technology officer at the home office, where she headed IT systems that support policing and UK borders.
She was also managing director and head of corporate systems technology at Credit Suisse and has worked at HSBC, UBS and Deutsche Bank.
Women from media, technology start-ups and the finance sectors take the majority of the Top 50 spots.
Chief executive of the Good Things Foundation Helen Milner places at number 47.
At number 43 is the UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.
Harriet Green, global leader, IBM Watson internet of things, customer engagement & education ranks at number 41.