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New Programme Director for Connecting Cambridgeshire

11 January 2023

New Programme Director for Connecting Cambridgeshire Ceren Clulow has joined the Council’s digital connectivity programme Connecting Cambridgeshire as Programme Director.

The programme is hosted by Cambridgeshire County Council and funded by both Greater Cambridge Partnership and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. Building on the success of collaborative working with local councils, government bodies and external organisations, the programme aims to ensure that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have the leading-edge digital connectivity infrastructure needed to support economic growth, allow businesses and communities to thrive, and make it easier for people to access public services.

Having worked for Nottinghamshire County Council for fifteen years, most recently Ceren has designed, set up and led a trailblazing project, the first anywhere in the world that put 5G technology into a forest setting.

She is a national award winner (LGC ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution Award 2022), also selected by Ericsson as one of the five 5G Trailblazers in the UK (only female Pioneer), and the Chair of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport’s (ADEPT) Digital Connectivity Working Group advising government. Ceren is an experienced keynote speaker, used to working closely with other local authorities, government departments, public bodies, and national and international technology companies.

In her new role for the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, Ceren will be leading the implementation and ongoing delivery of the Digital Connectivity Infrastructure strategy. Commenting upon her new appointment, Ceren said: “I am really thrilled at this opportunity and looking forward to working with the team and delivering complex projects and innovative solutions with significant elements to fulfil the Council’s Business Plan.”

Ceren replaces Noelle Godfrey who retires as Programme Director of Connecting Cambridgeshire in January 2023 having worked for Cambridgeshire County Council for 33 years.