Don Thibeau
Don ThibeauOIX UK Chairman
Don is President and Chairman of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) a non-profit organization of global leaders from competing sectors, including enterprise, data services, telecommunications, consulting services, SaaS, banking, retail and government. OIX has become a center of excellence for the identity trust layer of online transactions serving as a test bed for business, legal and governance policies in the emerging identity ecosystem. Don is also the Executive Director of the OpenID Foundation, where he leads a standards development process for Internet identity. The foundation’s membership is comprised of industry leaders that collaborate on the development, adoption and deployment of open identity standards. Don tweets @4Thibeau and blogs at
Nick Mothershaw
Nick MothershawOIX UK Vice Chairman

Nick is responsible for the strategic development of Experian’s fraud and identity solutions for both the public and private sectors. The Identity Solutions portfolio includes traditional ID validation as well as ID verification through challenge questions and document verification. Experian offer a full Identity as a Service solution, including ID proofing and strong credential management, and are one of the consumer identity providers within the GOV.UK/Verify scheme. Nick has been with Experian for over 13 years. Previously Nick was a director of a company providing global solutions within the broader Criminal Justice arena and has also worked for IBM in the healthcare and utilities sector. He has a degree in Computer Science.

Paresh Majithia
Paresh MajithiaOIX UK Treasurer

Paresh has been Finance Director for Timpson for over 10 years. He previously worked as Group and UK Finance Director for UCI Cinemas and prior to that with Asda and Woolworths having qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC.

As Finance Director and Main Board Member, Paresh has worked closely with owner and Chairman, John Timpson and CEO James Timpson to help the business grow to becoming the UK’s leading retail service provider with over 1400 stores and turnover exceeding £200m. As well as the Timpson shoe repair, key cutting, watch repair and dry cleaning chain the Group are market leaders in photo retail under the Max Spielmann, Snappy Snaps and Tesco Photo brands.

David Rennie
David RennieOIX UK Policy/Secretary
Government Digital Services, Cabinet Office

David is Head of Industry Engagement for the identity assurance programme. He leads the UK Government’s engagement with the Open Identity Exchange through which Government Departments conduct jointly funded, collaborative projects to address specific identity challenges.

David was originally a payments consultant in the financial services sector. He joined the Home Office’s Identity Card Programme in 2005, worked for James Cosby’s Public Private Forum on Identity Management in 2007 and has since worked for Cabinet Office on the development and implementation of federated digital identity assurance.

Emma Lindley
Emma Lindley
Innovate Identity

Emma is a leading industry voice in electronic identity verification and digital transformation, with a keen focus on privacy and security. Emma has been instrumental in furthering the global debate on age and identity verification since 2001 and has worked with governments, banks, payments companies and on-line gambling companies, advising them on how to transform citizen/customer processes with identity, security at the heart of the design. Emma has an MNO from Manchester Business School and completed her thesis on strategy in the identity verification market and she sits on the standards committee for IEEE developing identity and privacy standards for IoT and autonomous machines.

Glenn Morgan
Glenn Morgan
International Airlines Group

Glenn is a globally recognised thought leader in the travel, aviation and technology sectors. He is plugged into emerging digital, social and innovation trends.
If it is new, cutting edge and transformational, Glenn can tell you how to exploit it in your business.

As an experienced business executive, Glenn has worked at the crossroads of technology and business across a range of industries, including telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, government, and airlines. Glenn is currently Head of Digital Business Transformation in International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus. He was awarded a professional fellowship from the Chartered Institute for IT (FBCS), and has been re-elected in 2015 as Chairman of IATA Simplifying the Business.

Michael Wignall
Michael Wignall

Michael is UK National Technology Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of UK technology strategy including supporting the implementation and use of technology by commercial and public sector organisations, and acting as a catalyst for digital transformation.
He joined Microsoft in 2008 and has worked in a number of roles including as Government Industry Manager responsible for solutions and partners, and in the public sector team for Microsoft Dynamics. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael worked as a CTO in the telecoms/tech start-up space after emigrating from Australia where he was a high-voltage systems engineer.
Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Software Engineering, a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland and a Master’s of Science in Computer Network Security from Liverpool John Moores University.

Paul Weathersby
Paul Weathersby

Paul is an experienced technology professional that creates strategy and builds products to help customers better understand their customer base to solve for issues relating to customer on-boarding, financial crime compliance, identity and fraud, collections, and life and pensions.

Responsible for product strategy, building and managing product teams, and execution of roadmaps to help companies grow market share. Leading member of the UK executive board and leadership team to define and drive a multi-year business plan for scalability in a fast-paced and high-growth environment. Versatile people manager, coach and mentor in leading both business and technology teams through business strategy, organisational change and crisis management (business continuity plans).

Sarah Munro
Sarah Munro

Sarah Munro is Business Lead for Identity as a Service at Barclays, leading the team to become the first bank to be an identity provider as part of GOV.UK Verify and now developing future use cases for use internally and within the Public and Private Sector. Prior to joining Barclays, Sarah held a range of senior product marketing roles, most latterly as Director of International Marketing at Royal Mail

Sue Dawes
Sue DawesOIX UK Programme Manager, OIX Operations
Sue Dawes is responsible for managing Open Identity Exchange programmes in the UK, with specific reference to members directed funding, OIX pilots/projects, white papers, workshops and events. Supporting the OIX Board and Executive Committee, to achieve the OIX UK mission and goals, controlling the funding and managing the overall program of projects, are key functions. She acts as the audit and
reporting focal point OIX members direct funding programmes, liaising with individual project Managers, Identity Providers and OIX Executive management through to project conclusions. She is responsible for dissemination of information, and communications with the wider community, through the OIX various websites, marketing programmes and social media. Leading the OIX involvement in the ongoing Horizon 2020 funded EU Innovation and Research project ‘LIGHTest’ and 35+ completed OIX projects she is well placed to support OIX members projects.
London based, she brings extensive experience of working with both international and UK based organisations and has an extensive background of European marketing communications and event management roles for technical and membership companies.