With extensive experience in the IT industry Gillian setup Tectre Ltd, in 2010, providing training, recruitment and consultancy to CIOs and IT Managers. Tectre focuses on supporting their positive action campaigns to attract more diversity into their technical teams with training on misogyny, racism and with diversity recruiting.
Most of Gillian’s early career was spent working for IBM in the UK where she held customer-facing training, technical, sales, business development, strategic marketing and consultancy roles. She is now the President of the British Computer Society, The UK Chartered Institute for IT, sits on the board for the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) and Chairs the European Taskforce for Women in IT for CEPIS.
In 2021 Gillian edited and published ‘Women in Tech: A practical guide to increasing gender diversity and inclusion’. She won the 2012 Cisco / Everywoman In Technology award for 'Technology Inspiration of the Year' and, along with Martha Lane Fox, Dame Steve Shirley, and Dame Wendy Hall, has a place in the UK ‘Women in IT Hall of Fame’. She was granted an honorary doctorate by the University of Bath in 2019 for her work on diversity in the technical professions.