Alumna Louise joins the WGS Board of Governors

Withington Girls’ School is very pleased to welcome alumna Dr Louise Maynard-Atem to the school’s Board of Governors. Louise (Class of 2004) completed her PhD in materials chemistry in 2013 at the University of Manchester. She then worked in the Civil Service before setting up the Futures Innovation Team at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and, subsequently, the data innovation team at Experian.  She is currently Deputy Director, Data & Insights for the Government Digital Service, part of the Cabinet Office.

Louise is also a Director and Research Lead for the non-profit organisation, Women in Identity, which seeks to promote diversity and inclusion in the digital identity sector. She also recently became a director for the Akama Fund, a charity that develops higher education scholarships.

On her appointment to the board, Louise said,

“As a former pupil, it’s such a privilege to join the Board of Governors for Withington Girls’ School and to get the know the school from a totally different perspective. I hope that my expertise in data, technology and STEM will help to drive the school’s innovation and digital transformation agenda.”