The Knowledge Engineers chairman Tim Brooks appointed to the Digital Cabinet

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Tim Brooks, chairman of The Knowledge Engineers, is one of 12 digital leaders appointed to the Government’s Digital Advisory Board, announced today by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office.

The Board will support the Government to deliver its commitment to provide high-quality public services online as the default method of delivery, and will be chaired by UK Digital Champion and entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox.

Martha Lane Fox said: “We hope to meet on a formal basis at least twice a year, but will also be taking part in ad-hoc events and bilateral pieces of work with Government as required, whether that’s sharing our experiences with Ministers or giving our advice and feedback on Departmental Digital Strategies.”

Tim Brooks, former managing director of Guardian News & Media, joined The Knowledge Engineers as chairman in November 2011. The Digital Cabinet’s other members are drawn from industry, retail and academia, and include Richard Allan, public policy adviser at Facebook.

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