Tamworth businesswoman becomes chair of IT industry association

29 June 2022

A Tamworth businesswoman has become chair of the board of directors of The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), and is the first industry executive from Britain to ever undertake this role.

CompTIA is a non-profit association for the IT industry. The organisation is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem, as well as the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.

Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce.

Tracy Pound (pictured) has been a member of CompTIA since 2012, and then in 2015 she was the first UK CompTIA member to ever be appointed to the board of directors. She has held a number of board level roles since then, including becoming CompTIA’s chair of its Audit, Finance and Investment Committee before recently taking on the role of Chair of the CompTIA board of directors.

Her business, Maximity Limited, a Tamworth based IT training and consultancy business has been running for over 22 years, and Tracy has used her experience to champion important initiatives and help other people around the world to grow their businesses and advance their careers.

Tracy has become a female ambassador for technology, smashing the glass-ceiling to become one of the few female IT business owners in the UK.

She’s now using her success to encourage more females to enter tech careers, remove some of the gender imbalance in the tech industry and help elevate professionalism and skills within the industry.

Tracy is very proud to be the first industry executive from Britain to take on the role of chair of CompTIA, and is looking forward to helping the association focus on three key initiatives over the coming months.

She said: “CompTIA has made great advances in workforce development and in championing apprenticeships as an opening to careers in technology and I look forward to expanding both of these programs. Second, the CompTIA ISAO will be a huge help in fighting cybercrime. Finally, CompTIA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion remains central to all that we do. I’d really like to see a great step change for the better in our industry.”

Tracy recently travelled to Washington DC for a CompTIA board meeting, and her role will take her to many other countries on behalf of CompTIA this year to provide input to global IT discussions and initiatives. 

For more information about CompTIA visit www.comptia.org

For more information about Maximity just visit www.maximity.co.uk

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