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.

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Prasad Amirthasagaran

Kevin Chalmers
Dr Kevin Chalmers is currently Deputy Head of the School of Arts (Computing) at the University of Roehampton, where he currently leads the development of new computer science department. He also sits on the university's Cybersecurity Group. Kevin has achieved CITP, CEng, and FBCS status with the BCS.  Kevin is currently Vice-Chair of the BCS Academic Accreditation Committee, a member of the Regulations and Standards Committee, Engineering Council Review Panel, and Community Board. Kevin is also an Academic Assessor and CEng assessor.

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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.

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Charlie Houston-Brown

Ashane Jayasekara

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Adam Leon Smith

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 and the BCS Community Groups Fiance Committee.

Irene Lesmana
Senior IT consultant with 17+ years of experience, specifically in capital market and financial services. My professional expertise is formulating strategic advice and practical solutions to complex architecture and integration challenges, as well as leveraging the power of machine learning and AI.

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Chiara Rustici

Jon Jeffery
Head of Community

Kerry Wear
BCS Secretariat for the Committee