Janice Hughes CBE
Chief Executive Officer of DriWay Technologies UK
Janice Hughes is the CEO of DriWay Technologies UK. She is also the co-founder and director of Graphite Strategy and the founder of Spectrum, a global management consultancy firm with nine offices around the world. She has been a director of Redshift, while focusing on ultrafast, full-fiber gigabit rollout, 5G and green energy investments. She created the European TMT Practice for Booz Allen & Hamilton and, prior to that, was the managing director of the Economists Advisory Group.
Ms. Hughes has advised major companies across the telecoms, media, sports, and technology sectors and has advised government Ministers in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe. She was a member of the Creative Industries Committee with Richard Branson and Lord Puttnam, and currently is a co-founder of Global Telecoms Women’s Network (GTWN) and a member of the Global Board Ready Women Initiative (GBRW). Ms. Hughes has also written several books.
She is currently a Trustee of Space for Giants, protecting elephants and trying to reverse the process of extensive wildlife extinction. Ms. Hughes is also supporting the Queen’s Canopy Commonwealth project (QCC), helping to protect millions of hectares of forests and planting millions of trees. She was a director of The Jockey Club and a corporate advisor for Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Ms. Hughes is also a member of the Director’s Circle of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and she was formerly the UK President of Medecins du Monde, a global health charity where she worked with Syrian refugees, on fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, and on drug addiction in Dar es Salaam, amongst many other projects.
Ms. Hughes received a degree in economics from Cambridge University.