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Pavitt to quit HMRC for Aviva transformation role

David Bicknell Published 22 November 2012

Mark Hall to retain HMRC CIO role when Pavitt leaves in January


HMRC has confirmed that the department's director general of change Phil Pavitt is to leave in the new year to take up a post in the private sector at insurance group Aviva.

Pavitt is to join Aviva as global director of IT transformation with a remit of leading the execution of the organisation's IT strategy where his role will include rationalising and simplifying IT services, and modernising and digitising the whole of the insurer's business.

An HMRC spokesman said: "Having completed a number of major transformations at HMRC, Phil indicated that he wished to return to his private sector career. We would like to thank Phil for his work at HMRC."

Mark Hall has already taken on the CIO role at HMRC, according to an HMRC spokesman. The department is due to consider before Pavitt leaves on 4th January whether it plans to recruit to replace him in his role as Director General of Change, Security and Information. However, Hall will continue in the CIO role, the HMRC spokesman said.

Pavitt took up his role at HRMC in September 2009, having previously been CIO at Transport for London (TfL) and NTL. He has overseen an IT transformation programme at HMRC that has seen the department achieve savings of up to £226m.

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