The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) has announced that Linda Barker has been voted in by UKOUG members as its new president. UKOUG is still looking for a CEO, after James Haslam left in March after resigning at the beginning of the year.
Barker previously worked for FTSE 250 company Atkins, the design, engineering and project management group, and has been an active member of the user group for nine years. She will take up the presidency this month for the next two years.
Until recently, Barker was the ERP director at Atkins, and is now an independent consultant helping organisations plan and manage major changes to their Oracle systems.
Outgoing UKOUG president David Warburton-Broadhurst said: “I have had a rewarding time working at UKOUG, it’s been a great opportunity. I wish the best of luck to Linda as she takes up the new leadership and takes UKOUG into the future.”
Barker said: “President of UKOUG is a challenge I’m very excited about. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of our board to carry on the great work done under David’s leadership. Together we’ll work towards our aim of being the association which everyone in the Oracle community engages with, and we'll continue to serve this community by providing relevant products and services.”
Barker's first outing as UKOUG president will be at the group's HCM Community Applications Innovation Day on 4 June.
UKOUG has also announced the re-election of Fiona Martin as member advocate chair. UKOUG is an independent, not for profit membership organisation created to support Oracle stakeholders, and has over 8,500 member contacts.
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