CMO on Tech North advisory board

26 September 2017


Atom bank’s CMO, Lisa Wood will join the Advisory Board for Tech North, to work with the organisation to continue its support of the regional digital network and provide a unique marketing perspective.

Tech North is an initiative set up by government-backed Tech City UK and is focused on attracting and developing talent, entrepreneurship and investment in the North of England.

Lisa will join Director of Tech North, Richard Gregory and Executive Chair, Herb Kim, with other members including; Hugh Campbell from GP Bullhound, Lee Perkins from Metronet and David Richards from Wandisco.

Executive Chair of Tech North Advisory Board, Herb Kim said: “I’m incredibly happy to have Lisa Wood join the Tech North Advisory Board. One of the main objectives for Tech North is to raise the awareness of the Northern tech sector and its companies. We couldn’t have found a stronger adviser to help here than Lisa. It’s a real benefit for us to have a representative of one of the North’s most important tech startups joining us on our journey.”

Lisa has had 23 years experience in Marketing and before moving to Atom was Head of Marketing at first direct. Lisa’s expertise will provide Tech North with a fresh marketing perspective on a heavily tech-based board. Lisa has been recognised in Campaign’s 2017 Power 100 list of influential marketers and has held roles across a number of marketing disciplines.

Atom’s Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Wood said: “I’m delighted to be using my marketing expertise to help support Tech North’s objectives and look forward to playing a small part in building a thriving tech sector across the North of England. It’s critical for Atom that we’re nurturing the right skills and talent in the region and it’s great to be able to make a contribution to this.”

“Since Atom was founded in 2014 we’ve had an incredible journey and now want to contribute and play a bigger role in the North tech scene.” The North East challenger based in Durham, is proud of its roots and now hires over 300 people. Atom recognises that the North has a thriving technology sector and celebrates entrepreneurialism in the region.