Public sector IT managers' association Socitm has appointed Glyn Evans as president, taking over from Jos Creese.
Evans, currently corporate director of business change as Birmingham City Council, was confirmed as taking the new role during yesterday’s Socitm annual general meeting and spring conference.
Evans has more than 30 years’ experience working in local government IT in support and management positions, Socitm noted. In November 2003, he was appointed director of business solutions & IT at Birmingham City Council, with the remit to drive forward a business transformation programme.
He then took on his current role of Corporate Director of Business Change to ensure business transformation is adopted, embedded and implemented across the Council.
Previously a vice president at Socitm and a former chair of Socitm Futures, Evans is also a member of the CIO Council, the Local CIO Council and the Local Government Delivery Council.
Evans will shape Socitm’s strategy as well as striving to increase membership, guide government IT professionals on managing budgetary cuts, and promoting the role of technology staff in delivering public services.
“The list of examples demonstrating how IT can enable fundamental change is growing daily,” said Evans. “After a lot of hard work, not least by Socitm, I think we are at or past the tipping point where organisations realise that IT is the enabler for delivery of their objectives.”
Nadira Hussain from Tower Hamlets also joins as a vice president, working alongside existing VPs Kay Brown, Head of ICT at South Lanarkshire Council and Steve Halliday, Head of ICT at Solihull MBC.
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