Joanna Shields (Baroness Shields) is the adviser to the Prime Minister of the digital economy and the chairman of Tech City UK.
Shields was appointed to the House of Lords on 16 September 2014.
Shields has worked for a number of the worlds best-known technology companies, including Electronics for Imaging; RealNetworks; managing director of Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa at Google; president of peoples networks Aol; and vice president and managing director of Facebook as well as leading several start-ups to successful acquisitions including Bebo, Decru and Veon.
Support for the Conservatives
On 1 April 2015 Shields was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.
- Save the Children UK, trustee
- NSPCC's There4Me, trustee
- Prince's Trust Internet and Media Leadership Group, trustee
- Women's Business Council, trustee
- Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University 1984
- Master's in Business Administration, George Washington University 1987
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