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WISE KIDS Team and Non-Executive Directors

Sangeet Bhullar
Kim Anderson

Chie Elliott
Pav Chahal
Ian Culverhouse

Non-Executive Directors
Doug Hampson
Alan Davies

Dr Sangeet Bhullar, Executive Director, WISE KIDS.

Sangeet is the Founder and Executive Director of WISE KIDS, a non-profit organisation providing innovative training programmes and consultancy in New Media, Internet and Mobile Technologies, Internet Proficiency, Literacy and Safety. An older Digital Native, trained as an Electrical Engineer, she believes strongly in the potential of Internet and Mobile technologies to transform learning, youth, community and business development. She also believes in the need for Internet opportunity and literacy programmes to help people better understand the Internet, assess risk and take advantage of opportunities online whilst maintaining their personal safety.

Sangeet has extensive experience developing content and delivering training programmes in these areas. Sangeet is also on a number of government and non-government groups where she promotes Digital Inclusion and New Media Literacy. These include the Welsh Assembly Government Digital Inclusion Management Board, WISP – Wales Internet Safety Partnership (where she is Chair), the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the BBC’s Broadcasting (now Audience) Council for Wales and Ofcom Wales Media Literacy Network (where she is a committee member). She has spoken at international conferences, been an external examiner, written guidance, and provided training across Britain, Singapore and Malaysia.

She is married to a Welshman, and has three children. Prior to June 2002, Sangeet and her family lived and worked for nearly ten years in Singapore. She enjoys family life, haiku poetry, photography, reading and trekking.

Ms Kim Anderson, Trainer and Programme Developer.

Kim, formerly a Board Member of WISE KIDS is now working on the development of new creative and drama programmes for WISE KIDS which will help young people develop digital life skills and reflect on the opportunities and challenges of the online space, and which get the young people to reflect on issues such as identity, reputation, opportunity, privacy and behaviour in digital spaces.

Chie Elliott, Occasional Blogger

Chie began her involvement with WISE KIDS at the WISE KIDS-WISP Conference "Young People in a Digital World" Conference(s) in Feb 2010, where she was one of a team of in-house social reporters. Chie, who is a NCTJ-trained journalist and blogger enjoyed the experience so immensely: see her blog articles for the WISE KIDS -WISP conference (s) here. Chie is interested in media, publishing, social media and digital technologies. Her main job is as a a Foreign Rights Manager at Carlton Books.

Pav Chahal, Interactive Content Developer, Researcher

Pav Chahal began her involvement with WISE KIDS in 2004 when she was one of the (ethnographic) researchers on a project exploring an Internet Mentor Programme for young people. Over the years, Pav has also been involved in content development and graphic design for WISE KIDS. She now runs her own consultancy in ethnography, usability, and design across internet, web and products and helps WISE KIDS in these areas as and when needed. 

Mr. Doug Hampson, Spinout Manager, University of Glamorgan. Non-Executive Director.

picture of doug hampsonDoug Hampson is a highly energetic and committed manager with well developed skills in business development and management, strategic change and financial planning, and facilitation of innovation in business and personal development. He has strong commercial skills and the tenacity to negotiate successful deals. He has extensive innovation support experience, having worked with more than 700 clients, and run many workshops.  He  also teaches MBA and undergraduate students, and supervises enterprise projects. He has assisted micro-business clients to obtain both grants and commercial funding amounting to at least £5 million over the last five years. He actively mentors a number of small businesses in the South Wales area.

Alan Davies. Non-Executive Director.

Born in London in 1955, Alan is a Welsh-speaking Welshman with deep family roots in West Wales. He now lives in Cardiff and is the proud husband of Mari, and father to 2 sons, Tomos and Tecwyn.

Alan spent 18 years in the British Army before embarking on a successful business career in Wales which saw him involved in leading various business start-ups and in creating several hundred jobs in high tech companies. During one of these roles he was NTL and Virgin Net’s representative on the Internet Watch Foundation and has a great personal interest in the use of technology in business and personal life. Alan regularly comments on TV and radio on a number of issues, predominately related to his military experience and understanding of technology.



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