Founding Members

Dave Fletcher

Dave Fletcher - Chairman


Founder and Managing Director of White October, a digital agency employing 30 staff in Oxford. My company brought jQueryUK and All Your Base to Oxford and our team is actively involved in the digital community in Oxfordshire.

Tony Hart

Tony Hart – Partnerships


I’ve been working to build partnerships and collaborations in the IT industry for 30+ years. Currently working with early stage media technology companies and with Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the county.

Karen David

Karen David – PR and Marketing


I am a PR consultant with a technology background. I’ve worked in Oxford for years in sectors such as culture, business, tech and professional services. My close links with the media and grasp of marketing channels all help in our mission to excite interest in Digital Oxford.

Chris Jones

Chris Jones – Membership


I am client services director for White October and have over a decade in digital design and development in agencies and on the client side. I plan to use this experience, across the whole industry spectrum, to shape a sustainable, fruitful membership proposition for Digital Oxford.

Jo Lankester

Jo Lankester – Events


As a digital designer I am heavily heavily involved in events across the region. I co-founded the Oxford Creative Assembly and regularly participate in Geek Nights and other events. There is a huge number of existing events in Oxfordshire and I look forward to exploring ways of supporting these, to bring people in the industry together to share ideas and knowledge.

Sarah Plant

Sarah Plant – Branding


A Designer at White October, I’ve organised digital events in Oxford, including Oxford Geek Nights. I’m interested in finding out what people want from a digital community in Oxford and will be looking after the branding side of things here at Digital Oxford.

Will Cairns

Will Cairns – Finance

Will is Managing Director of BOTTLE, one of the UK’s premier PR consultancies and winner of agency of the year in the South East CIPR awards for the last three years. BOTTLE provides meaningful communications consultancy spanning corporate communications through to social / digital communications for brands from the UK Government through to Poundland and Golden Wonder.