Trustee Profile: Douglas Silverstone

Profile photo of Douglas Silverstone, smiling facing the camera

Douglas Silverstone was formally appointed to the Board of AbilityNet in April 2020.

Douglas is the Director of Technology for Southern Housing. His background is in large scale data technology and security change projects. He is a thought leader in maximising value organisations drive from technology and data for the benefit of its customers. He has been actively involved in initiatives to improve use of tech, and is passionate about the benefits of collaboration the positive impact tech can have on peoples lives.
He has 20+ years of experience on technology change projects and has implemented major change projects across the Not for profit and government sectors. He’s led Cyber security, data and tech teams, implemented GDPR, and tech\data strategies. Most importantly he helps make the complicated simple.
He is a former Company Secretary of the Institute of Money Advisers and has wider charity trustee board experience.  He has an interest in social equality and poverty alleviation.

Douglas has both Dyslexia and Aphantasia. He has worked with accessibility standards and has provided support to volunteer led organisations.

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