Our People

In 2016 Helen Michaels and Frank Bennett both graduates of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma founded Digi-Board to support charities and not-for profit organisations in improving the governance of their charities using advanced data analytics.
HELEN MICHAELS . Over 25 year’s experience as a board level adviser and coach. Helen has multi sector experience with large FTSE 100 and smaller companies in the UK Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. She specialises in customer and people lead cultural change.

Her career began in accountancy. British Airways followed where she held senior roles in Customer Experience, Marketing, HR & Finance. She consolidated her general management expertise at Price Waterhouse Coopers & Monarch Airlines.

Helen is a FT non-executive director diploma graduate. She holds an Accounting & Financial Analysis degree from Warwick University and completed executive programmes at INSEAD, and the Institute for Applied Behavioural Science (USA).

Helen supports Action Aid and the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charities.

Fellow of The RSA
Affiliate member ICSA: The Governance Institute
Financial Times NED Alumni (invitation only)
Psychometric Testing Accredited: OPP- MBTI, FIRO-B, Strengthscope© and Saville Assessment

LinkedIn profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-michaels-9b863a4/
Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Helen09M
FRANK BENNETT . Frank has a long career in Information Technology. Now with a portfolio career he holds the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma and is qualified to advise on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) following completion of the GDPR Transition Programme at the world-renowned Henley Business School. He is Deputy Chair of the UK Cloud Industry Forum and a Director of the Federation Against Software Theft. He has experience as a past Trustee of Citizens Advice.

He has written books for Microsoft and Google on the subject of cloud computing. He is a mentor to Microsoft ScaleUp London and an independent expert advising the European Union’s Horizon 2020 CloudWatch2 program from which he is attributed as the inventor of Market Readiness Levels and its conjoining with Technology Readiness levels.

Fellow of The RSA
Affiliate member ICSA: The Governance Institute
Financial Times NED Alumni (invitation only)
Member of EY Independent Director Programme

LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankbennett
Twitter at https://twitter.com/fboncloud