UK Oracle User Group


UKOUG appoints new chairman

21 March 2011

Following the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) board of elections and subsequent board meeting, UKOUG are pleased to announce that Debra Lilley, UKOUG Deputy Chair and Oracle Alliance Director at Fujitsu, is now the new Chairman of the user group.

London, 17th March 2011:
Following the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) board of elections and subsequent board meeting, UKOUG are pleased to announce that Debra Lilley, UKOUG Deputy Chair and Oracle Alliance Director at Fujitsu, is now the new Chairman of the user group. Debra has been an active member of the user group for 9 years. When she first joined the board, she did her best to ensure that she did the role justice by studying for and achieving Chartered Director status with the Institute of Directors. In that time Debra has become an international ambassador for UKOUG and an avid promoter of Oracle’s Fusion Applications.

Debra also holds the position of Product Development Committee Chair at the International Oracle User Community where she leads the global user group input into Oracle Development, most notably their Fusion Applications. She is an ACE Director with Oracle’s Technology Network program and she has recently added an advisory role at Constellation Research Group to her army of responsibilities. Debra has replaced the current Chairman Ronan Miles, Director of Collaborative Services at BT who has held the position for 11 years.

“I have had a great time at UKOUG, it’s been a great opportunity. I wish the best of luck to the new leadership to take UKOUG into the future”, former UKOUG Chairman, Ronan Miles

Debra’s first outing as UKOUG Chairman will be at UKOUG’s annual Irish conference later this month.

“Chairman of UKOUG is a challenge I am looking forward to carrying on the great work we have done under Ronan’s leadership, with the help of Lisa Dobson, Deputy Chairman and the rest of our board, and to introduce the changes we need to keep pace. The Oracle community is changing but our desire to serve the community has not diminished.

I would like to publicly thank Ronan for all he has done for UKOUG, and as a mentor to me. I would also like to thank everyone who has helped me on my journey, from Bert Spencer, previous Board member who told me I would one day be the first lady Chairman, to every Director, volunteer and staff member I have had the honour of working with, and to you the community for your encouragement.

Finally I ask each of you reading this, if you use Oracle in your organisation, are you members of UKOUG? If the answer is no, then please let us know why? When budgets are tight, user group education is very affordable and the sharing of best practice can be priceless. We all need to get the most out of our investments in Oracle Technology and we can help. If you are a member do you volunteer? By presenting at an event, being part of a community committee or simply volunteering your time, your Oracle investment pays so much dividend, as you are always learning.”

About UK Oracle User Group

UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders. UKOUG serves its members from all of the different communities throughout the UK and Ireland which form part of the larger Oracle network through an extensive range of event offerings, online forums, the opportunity to participate in membership surveys and our flagship member magazine ‘Oracle Scene’.

For further information contact:

Angela Druyeh
UKOUG
Tel: +44 (0)20 8545 9670
Email: angela@ukoug.org

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