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Changed roles likely for Government IT team

David Bicknell Published 07 December 2012

CIO Andy Nelson will also focus on MoJ's digital transformation; Lesley Hume to oversee shift to 'future' agenda


The Cabinet Office is likely to announce a shake-up next week in the government's IT leadership team as the drive shifts from a 'legacy' to a 'future' landscape.

The move is likely to mean some changes in the roles of government CIO Andy Nelson and deputy government CIO Liam Maxwell and will increase the focus on both the government digital strategy and on data-centre consolidation and hosting.

Nelson is understood to be remaining as government CIO, although he is also expected to spend more time dealing with the Ministry of Justice's digital, transformation and strategic agenda. Maxwell is expected to report to Mike Bracken, executive director of the Government Digital Service.

The Cabinet Office's executive director Lesley Hume is now believed to be taking on a major role in pushing through the ICT strategy. Hume is set to oversee a migration programme shifting from 'legacy' to 'future' thinking, including data centre consolidation and migration.

Hume first joined the Government IT Profession team in the Cabinet Office in 2008 from WS Atkins where she was Group IS Director, leading a team of 300 in developing the engineering group's worldwide IS strategy and service delivery. She was subsequently director of shared ICT infrastructure within the Cabinet Office.

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