Programme, Practice and Policy Committee Members

Garfield Southall, Chair, Programme, Practice and Policy Committee

Garfield is chair of the Programme, Practice and Policy Committee and sits on the Community Board.
Garfield holds the post of Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Chester. Garfield began working with valve-driven computers back in the late 60s and started his career at the University in 1984, working as a computer consultant until appointed as a Senior Lecturer  in Computer Science in 1990. He took various roles within the department, and eventually became Head of Computer Science and Mathematics, before becoming Associate Dean in 2011. Garfield is also chair of the University Staff Association.
His interests are ultra-distance running, cycling and music of all flavours.

Ian Bitterlin
Ian is a UK Chartered Engineer with more than 50 years’ experience working in engineering, with 28 years’ experience in data-centre power and cooling that followed 22 years in rotating electrical machines and variable-speed drives.

An active blogger, trainer, author of many technical papers on critical infrastructure with presentations and keynote speeches made around the world, Ian is:
• A Fellow, Council Member & volunteer PRI of the IET
• Member of CIBSE & SPD Sub-Committee
• Member of BCS, on Policy Committee and ex-Chair of DCSIG
• Technical Advisor to the Data Centre Council of techUK
• Accredited Tier Designer of the Uptime Institute
• ex-Chair of the Green Grid in EMEA.

Cornelia Boldreff
Cornelia is Secretary of the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) and a committee member on BCSWomen and e-Learning Specialist Groups.

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Jonathan Byron
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Kevin Chalmers
Dr Kevin Chalmers is currently an Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, where he currently leads the Software Engineering subject group.  Kevin has achieved CITP, CEng, and FBCS status with the BCS.  His current role requires leadership of 20 academics in the School of Computing, including four professors and the Dean of School.  His previous role was School Academic Lead for Quality Enhancement where he sat on the University Quality and Standards Committee and the University Regulations Group.  Kevin is also an Academic Assessor for the BCS Accreditation Board.  His other roles in the BCS include membership of the Communities Board, Registration and Standards Committee, the Best Practice Committee, and Edinburgh Branch where he acts as Educational Liaison Officer.

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Paula Clarendon
Secretary of Project Management SG (PROMS-G).  Active member of various BCS groups and branches.  Customer focused IT experience in Project Management, Product Development, Training, and Technical Support.

Arthur Dransfield
Retired Software Quality Auditor for the erstwhile Logica Group. Fellow, Chartered and European Engineer.  Chaired both BCS and BSI TickIT Technical Committees on S/W Quality. Long time member of West London Branch Committee with three turns as Chairman totally more 10 years before retirement in 2012.  Served on BCS Council and various Boards & Committees since the old Branches Board days in the 1990s.  

Sun Lau
Chun is an Approved BCS assessor. Engineering manager focuses on Operation Management, Technical Development, Network Automation, and private Cloud.

Gary Lefman

Chartered Engineer and Internationalisation Architect. BCS Council (2019-2022), Chair of Nottingham and Derby branch, and BCS ELITE member. Executive on the Think Global Forum, active STEM Ambassador, and Code Club leader in the East Midlands region.

Paul Leonard

Paul is a senior IT professional with 19 years experience in IT, focusing on IT Infrastructure, Operations and Project Management; he is also a committee member of the BCS Glasgow Branch, a BCS Chartership Assessor and a member of the BCS Investigation Panel.

Jon Jeffery
BCS Community Manager

Kerry Wear
BCS Secretariat for the Committee