Kerry Sheehan

Head of Service Development and Innovation, UK Civil Service

Kerry Sheehan is a specialist in service and business design, development, implementation, and innovation.

Kerry, currently supporting the UK Civil Service, is also award-winning public relations strategist.

Kerry is a member of the International Data Science Foundation and a CIPR Fellow for high-profile development of the PR profession globally, including supporting public relation practitioners with upskilling into data and AI, strategically and operationally, for which she was awarded the Sir Stephen Tallents medal.

Kerry’s experience spans the UK Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Office, Home Office, the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, health, tech, B2C and B2B sectors, including global brands such as Microsoft and Intercontinental.

Kerry, a qualified machine learning developer and in AI for business, provides counsel to executive management teams on the adoption of new technologies and artificial intelligence. This includes the implications of AI, including ethics, opportunities for operations, citizens, and customers as well as culture change and people upskilling. Kerry also advises and trains on what is required from leadership in the new and emerging eras, including AI standards and AI regulation and communication.

Kerry, a strategic advisor to the Alan Turing Institute, is working with the British Standards Institute on the development of Global Standards for Artificial Intelligence. Kerry is a Board member of We and AI, a not-for-profit organisation educating people on the rewards and risks of AI