Three top CIOs join CIO Connect

Three more high profile CIOs have joined CIO Connect, a forum for chief information officers.


Three high profile CIOs have joined CIO Connect as membership directors.

Rob Daniels, former senior IT executive at business information provider LexisNexis and publisher Reed Educational and Professional, is one. He has experience in the integration of acquisitions and managing international IT operations.

Peter Earl ran IT and systems at British Land. He has expertise in business transformation, ranging from the innovative application of technology through to corporate turnaround.

George Jeffrey has had high profile IT roles across a variety of industries, most recently with retail jewellers Signet, and also at cider brewer HP Bulmer and music firms PolyGram, Universal and Vivendi-Universal. His focus has been on governance and compliance, the role of IT in mergers and acquisitions, and aligning IT and business strategy.

Nick Kirkland, chief executive at CIO Connect, said they were “experienced CIO professionals and they will bring immense value to the network and its members”.

“Complementing our long-standing membership directors, they will share their experience with the network by chairing and facilitating sessions, acting as a sounding board for less experienced members and challenging the thinking of our more experienced CIOs,” he added.

Kirkland said the role of CIOs had “never been tougher” and CIO Connect was acting to provide the right support.

In February, CIO Connect was bought out by management from previous owners the National Computing Centre. It allows members to discuss their experiences, and offers leadership development training. It has 250 members, many from FTSE 250 companies or the public sector.

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