Diane Pochard

Digital Transformation Lead



Diane has nearly 15 years of experience leading digital initiatives and transformation programmes in the public and private sectors and international and mission-driven organisations. Diane is French and Mexican, she started her career as a journalist and European correspondent for the Mexican Association of Journalists. She then joined the Telecommunications industry, where she led the development of innovative digital health experiments and various multi-million pound nationwide transformational programmes, respectively, in France (SFR-Vodafone) and the UK (EE-British Telecom).

Diane enriched her experience by transferring her knowledge and expertise from the private sector to International Organisations (World Economic Forum) and NGOs (Ashoka Foundation, British Heart Foundation, Blockchain Climate Institute). She is now part of the Digital Strategy and Policy unit at the UK Department of Health, where she advises on digital transformation, policy and agile capability-building strategies across the healthcare system. Diane has an academic background in Law from Paris II Pantheon ASSAS, a Bachelor in Entrepreneurship (Bsc.) from the Paris Chamber of Commerce Business School, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Paris School of Graduate Management, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and currently pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Public Affairs (EDPA) with the University Paris Dauphine.