There are a number of people who contribute to the European Knowledge Tree Group for eTechnology.

The Board meets regularly to organise our events and newsletters:

Member - Stephen Bennett

Member - Lisa Cameron

Member - Esra Kasapoglu

Member - Margaret Dangoor

Member - Maggie Ellis

Member - Nicolette (Nicky) Gavron

Member - Bill Gilmore

​​Member - Clephane Hume

Member - Steve Smithson

Member - Michael McHugh

Member - Alan Willis

Board Members CVs


Maggie Ellis, EKTG Coordinator and MD, WSA and in Association with LSE since 1999. Maggie Ellis has been associated with LSE since 1999 where she has Senior Research Fellow and Lead Academic, involved with EU R&D. MonAMI, and SOCIONICAL projects lead to new EU schemes for Contingencies and EU PPI implementation. Originally an occupational therapist, she managed physical disability and mental health services, also being Chairman of the British OT Association, the European OT Committee. Maggie was awarded Fellowships by RCOT and ISPO. She has organised both a Trade and a Ministerial Mission to Japan with their Government. EU and ISO Technical Committee Membership brought wider experience linking user needs, planners and policy makers. Her most recent project at LSE (Enterprise) (2014- 2019) was Leader of the LSE Team independently contracted the Scottish Futures Trust to review and validate calculations and services that Trust provided to the Scottish Government. The review helped deliver £131 million net benefits and savings to infrastructure investment in Scotland. Maggie uses this background managing Rehabilitation at West Square Associates (WSA). Maggie is a Member of the Cross-Party Groups for Digital Inclusion and Disability, Holyrood and Disability, Smart Cities and Legal Aid in the UK Parliament.

Clephane Hume, EKTG Board Member was originally an Occupational therapist, Royal Edinburgh Psychiatric Hospital later Lecturer, Queen Margaret College, now Queen Margaret's University and UK delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and member of WFOT Executive committee. And umpteen other OT committees.

Alongside that she is Commissioning editor, Whurr Publishers, now Wiley. Later she became an Ordained priest and now is a Non-stipendiary at St John’s Episcopal Church, Edinburgh. In that work she gives advice and guidance about using technology to link with services. Apart from write papers and publications over the years she has done Teaching (short term) in Belarus, Romania, Bangladesh, etc. 

Steve Smithson, EKTG Board Member and LSE Dr Steve Smithson is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group Expertise Details :IS evaluation; e-commerce; IS management and use within organisations. The Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Research Group is a centre of expertise on information technology (IT) innovation and concomitant organisational and social change. It is one of the largest groups of its kind in the world, and is well known for its research in the social, political and economic dimensions of information and communications technology. The facultyup covers most areas of information systems and represents a range of academic approaches and specialisms, from systems design and management to theory and philosophy.

Lisa Cameron, has long contact with Psychology and Health from the University of Stirling before gaining her DClinPsy. degree from the University of Glasgow. Lisa Cameron was selected to contest the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow seat for the SNP at the 2015 UK general election. Lisa was the first clinical psychologist to be elected as an MP to the House of Commons. During the 2015–17 parliament, she was part of the International Development Committee and the International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact. Lisa Cameron retained her seat at the 2017 snap general election with 21,023 votes and both a reduced vote share and a majority of 3,866 votes. Following the election, Cameron was elected to be part of the Health Select Committee and the Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion.[ She is the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Health, Chile, Disability, Dog Advisory Welfare, Psychology, Textile and Fashion and co-chair of the APPG on New Towns. Lisa Cameron has been Chair of the Disability All Party Group in the House of Commons since 2015 and won 'Parliamentarian of the Year' Award 2019 by Sense the Disability Charity for this work.

Margaret Dangoor’s long-term career background was in the NHS as a registered nurse, senior nurse and then general manager, particularly focusing on risk, patient safety and medico-legal management towards the end of her career. She has an MA in Health Law. After retiring from the NHS she ran a patient safety organisation for 10 years based at the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a life fellow and former council member and vice-president of the RSM and was responsible for setting up the first patient safety section of the society. While still working in the NHS Margaret became involved with the local community and voluntary sector, initially as a chair/board member of various charitable/community organisations. Currently she is a trustee of the Centre for Ageing Better, Carers UK, and Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston, where she chairs a peer support group for carers of people with dementia. Margaret has been involved with the NIHR School for Social Care Research (SSCR) since the school first set up its first user, carer, practitioner group in 2009. She chairs the user, carer, practitioner group for the school and has sat on the SSCR's advisory board. Margaret holds a part-time contract in the Care Policy Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Nicky Gavron is a British politician who served as Deputy Mayor of London to Ken Livingstone from 2000 to 2003 and 2004 to 2008. She was a member of the London Assembly from 2000 to 2021 and was the former Labour candidate for the 2004 Mayor of London elections. Nicky served as chair of the London Assembly's Housing and Planning Committee, and is the current Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee. She also serves as the London Assembly Labour Group's lead spokesperson on planning matters. Nicky Gavron is a former member of the Safer London Committee and the Metropolitan Police Authority. In 1967 she married the publishing tycoon Robert Gavron (later Lord Gavron), a widower with two children. They had two daughters together, Jessica, now a lawyer, and Sarah, a film director. They divorced in 1987.She is a major shareholder in the printing firm St Ives Plc and lives in Highgate, north London.

Nicky has been involved in many activities about Transport, the Environment and the Community. She has encouraged EKTG to be involved in many activities.

Esra Kasapoglu is Director of AI and Data Economy. Esra brings deep experience as an industrial leader, particularly focused on business transformation and innovation. She has a keen interest in the application of emerging technologies and hands on experience of digital transformation, most recently as Digital Strategy Advisor of Microsoft.

Her career ranges from customer relationship management, developing new ways of working and business development to senior leadership. Esra has cross industry expertise and has worked across financial services, telecommunications, and transport and logistics industries for Big Four and multinationals across the globe.


Dr Michael McHugh, Public Health Consultant, Directorate of Health, Adults and Communities. London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Representing Somen Banerjee Public Health Tower Hamlets.

Experienced public health consultant with particular interest and expertise in public mental, health, healthcare commissioning, cancer and health inequalities. Previously worked for 15 years as a GP.
Extensive knowledge and experience of working across the NHS, local authority and wider partnerships

Bill Gilmour is a Scottish television director. He went to Ealing Art College in West London, where he specialised in photography, while attending Frank Auerbach's drawing classes. He joined Scottish Television in 1960 as a camera operator, moving after four years to floor managing, before joining Granada Television in 1967. Gilmour began directing in 1972.

Board Members May 2022


New Trustees EKTG Registered Charity


The Trustees include:

  • Margaret Dangoor, fairly new EKTG MaIn Board Member, 

  • Richard Foggie, from KTN who has worked with us from the very beginning.

  • Graham Binns, an Ex Banker from the Bank of Ireland, who assets with another Registered Charity

  • Stephanie Correia, who until recently ran a large Mental Health Service connected to Guys Hospital. 

Stephanie Correia is the Secretary of this Group.