Director of Government Transformation, Amazon Web Services

Liam Maxwell is the Director of the International Central Government team at Amazon Web Services. He leads the global AWS team that helps senior government leaders accelerate their modernization and reform programs.

Liam was a civil servant from 2012-18. As the UK Government’s first Chief Technology Officer he led the reforms that enabled the modernisation of government technology and digital services. He was subsequently National Technology Adviser, responsible for accelerating growth in the digital economy, inward investment and creating intergovernmental and international trade partnerships post-Brexit.

From 2007-11 Liam was elected twice as a Councillor and Cabinet Member for Policy at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and between 2004 and 2011 Liam was the Head of Computing at Eton College, Windsor. Prior to these roles Liam was an IT Director in FTSE100 and Fortune 500 business service companies.

Liam has a strong interest in education and is a founder of Holyport College, a Free School near Maidenhead.