Who We Are

Caroline Carruthers


Caroline is an award-winning data expert and co-founder of global data consultancy Carruthers and Jackson. She was one of the first women to take on the role of Chief Data Officer in the UK public sector for Network Rail and has worked across multiple industries to build data capability from the ground up, delivering real change to each organisation around how they valued their data as an asset.


Caroline has authored several best-selling books on the role of data in organisations, including the renowned “chief Data Officer’s Playbook” and the bestselling “Data Driven Business Transformation.” Working alongside co-author, and co-founder of Carruthers and Jackson, Peter Jackson, Caroline now consults public, private and charity sector organisations around the world on how to get the most out of their data.


Caroline was named one of the top 20 inspirational female role models in data by The Female Lead in 2018 and won Computing’s Rising Stars Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2020 for her work consulting major international organisations on their data operations.


Peter Jackson


Peter is Group Director of Data Sciences at Legal and General.  Previously Peter was Chief Data Officer at Southern Water and prior to that, Head of Data at The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Before joining TPR, Peter spent 17 years providing data strategy consultancy across the not-for-profit sector, financial services and FMCG, working with large multi-national organisations and blue chip brands.


Peter is a specialist in Data Strategy, Data Technologies, Master Data Management Strategies, Data Governance Frameworks, GDPR and Data Science.  Peter is the co-author of ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’, published by Facet in November 2017, ‘Data-Driven Business Transformation’, published by Wiley in March 2019 and 2nd edition ‘The Chief Data Officer's Playbook’, published in 2020.


Peter is an international speaker on Data, Innovation and business transformation and co-founded the Chief Data Officers’ Summer School, which has an international alumni of 1000+.


Our Team


Carruthers and Jackson is made up of leading consultants with extensive knowledge and experience of the theoretical underpinning of data transformation, with many years practical experience within a CDO or strategic leadership role. Using the Carruthers and Jackson model for assessing and transforming, enables a blueprint for success.

This places us in an optimal position to support our clients through the day-to-day challenges associated with any data transformation.

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