Caroline Taylor is an experienced international marketing leader and change agent. After an early career in Fine Wine Retail, she has spent more than 30 years in the technology sector, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for IBM’s Global Markets, gaining deep experience in transforming organizations and developing teams across the globe.
Caroline is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Oasis Community Learning, an education charity running 52 primary and secondary schools in the UK. In addition, Caroline is a director and trustee of the Oasis Charitable Trust, a community and inclusion-focused charity, and was previously Chair of the Board of Trustees of Stop the Traffik, a charity that is pioneering intelligence-led prevention of human trafficking. Caroline also has a long-standing personal and professional interest in sustainability issues, and in 2009 led IBM’s founding partnership with Start, HRH the Prince of Wales’ sustainability initiative.
In the January 2017 New Year Honours Caroline was appointed as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to Marketing, Diversity and Prevention of Human Trafficking.
Caroline is a Fellow of The Marketing Society, a Marketing Week Top 100 Most Effective Marketing Leader, and a frequent keynote speaker and commentator on a wide range of interests across marketing, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.
Caroline retired from IBM in 2020 and is now working as a board chair and charity trustee, in addition to mentoring and pro bono advisory work.