Joanna Shields quits Facebook to lead London's Tech City

The Government has announced the appointment of Joanna Shields as Chief Executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO).

Joanna is leaving Facebook, where she is Vice-President and Managing Director Europe, Middle East and Africa, to take up the role at the Tech City Investment Organisation in January 2013.
In addition to becoming chief executive of TCIO, she will also take up positions as Business Ambassador for the Digital Industries and chairman of the Tech City Advisory Group.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "I’m delighted that Joanna is joining the Tech City Investment Organisation. The success of Tech City shows just what can happen when we back some of our most innovative and aspiring companies to grow, helping the UK compete and thrive in the global race. Joanna's experience will be hugely valuable in supporting Tech City as it goes from strength to strength, and as a Business Ambassador promoting the UK around the world."

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