Sally Howes

Professor of Practice and Director

I joined INDEX in its first year, to support business management and development in a part-time capability. I have a portfolio career, currently holding a diverse range of chair and non-executive positions. I also act as an expert assisting Parliament and government in digital transformation, working for the Cabinet Office

My background is in software engineering and as a technology entrepreneur initially, then leading the national trade association for aerospace and defence and more recently moving into senior positions in MOD (Commercial Director) and the National Audit Office (Executive Leader in digital and innovation).

In the HEI sector, I sat on Council, the Audit Committee and Nominations Committee at Surrey University until summer 2019 and I currently chair the Surrey Research Park. I am a member of the Fellowship Election Panel for the Centre for Science and Policy at Cambridge University.