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Digital Services Leader and Lead, Advanced Digital Engineering

Dr Will Cavendish is Arup’s Global Head of Digital Services, and Leader of Arup’s global network of Advanced Digital Engineering Groups, responsible for leading Arup’s work supporting clients to take advantage of the major transformation in their world that is being brought about by digital and other advanced technologies.

Previously he was Applied Strategy Lead at DeepMind; a senior civil servant, including roles as Director General for Innovation, Growth and Technology at the Department of Health; Director General, International Energy and Climate Change at DECC, and head of the Prime Minister’s Implementation Unit, working directly to then PM.

He has wide-ranging experience of achieving change in areas such as digital, health, education, energy and climate change, cybersecurity, growth and innovation. Will has also served as a World Bank economist; lectured at Oxford University and Imperial College; has a doctorate in economics; and was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath.