Caroline Bellamy

Caroline Bellamy

Chief Data Officer, UK Ministry of Defence
United Kingdom

Caroline Bellamy is the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) first Chief Data Officer. She is responsible for delivering the transformation of Data use across the Pan Defence estate, recognising data as a strategic asset, second only to our people. 

As Chief Data Officer, Caroline spearheaded the creation of the first Defence Data Strategy, establishing a paradigm shift in data use across defence, developing processes, governance and capabilities that support cross defence data collaboration and interoperability. 

Caroline's work involves her joining forces across the global defence data environment with strong links with NATO, Five Eyes and the Department of Defence.

A core focus for Caroline is the development of data capabilities, skills and integrity within the next generation of data specialists. In addition, Caroline uses her platform to affect real cultural change, promoting diversity and inclusion at all levels.

As a result, Caroline has been named as one of 100 most influential people in data (DataIQ), top 20 Women in Data and Technology (Women in Data) and top 100 Global Data Visionaries (Truata).

Caroline's career to date within the data industry has seen her work within the FTSE 100 and the Public Sector. As an experienced board level executive director, she has led significant data transformations, delivering enterprise-wide data capabilities and helping her organisations unlock the power of data to realise commercial, economic and citizen benefits.

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