William Barker

Head of National Cyber Security Programme – Local
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

William Barker is a career Civil Servant with over twenty five years’ experience of working at the heart of Whitehall and local government on public service reform and digital government agendas. In his current role, Deputy Technology Leader (Strategy, Cyber Resilience and Futures): Department for Communities and Local Government, he focuses on the interplay between Cyber Resilience, Digital by Default and open policy making, and how they impact on central/ local government and wider public service provision. Previous posts have included senior secondments into local government and working in the fields of e-democracy, constitutional and Civil Service reform. He is regularly consulted as a contributory author/public speaker on digital innovation by organisations such as LGA, SOLACE, SOCITM, and St George’s House. He is a Visiting Fellow at Brunel University.