Socitm | The Society of IT Management

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NameRoleAbout
Geoff ConnellPresident

Geoff Connell is a highly experienced public sector CIO who is Head of Information Management and Technology at Norfolk County Council. He has been voted onto the latest iterations of the most influential and innovative CIO lists (CIO50 and CIO100) and also the Digital Leaders 50 awards.

LinkedIn: Geoff Connell

Nadira HussainImmediate Past President

Nadira Hussain is Immediate Past President of Socitm working at LB Tower Hamlets. Nadira serves on the Board of Socitm and will continue to drive the Women in IT initiative that she started during her Presidential year.

LinkedIn: Nadira Hussain

Nick O'ReillyDirector

Nick O’Reilly is Head of IT at NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). In his previous role at Derby City Council he oversaw a £14 million ICT Transformation Programme including technology refresh, new corporate CRM, EDRMS, GIS and Asset Management systems and is currently involved in the corporate e-services programme.

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Nicola GrahamVice President

Nicola serves as Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council and Chair of Socitm Scotland. She joins the Presidential Team and brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years working in the commercial and public sectors. Skilled in building effective and commercially aware teams that have overseen major transformational programmes and projects in complex environments.

LinkedIn: Nicola Graham

Chris RileyVice President

ICT Manager at Lancaster City Council

LinkedIn: Chris Riley

Sandra TaylorVice President

Head of ICT Services at Dudley MBC and Regional Chair of Socitm West Midlands

LinkedIn: Sandra Taylor

Adrian HancockChief Executive

Adrian is an experienced CEO, communications and business development professional with a successful track record in both private and public sectors. Prior to joining Socitm in 2004 he worked for the Improvement & Development Agency (IDeA) on the strategy, design, development, delivery and marketing of egovernment and eprocurement infrastructure projects and services.

LinkedIn: Adrian Hancock

David BryantCommercial Director

David is the Commercial Director of Socitm. He has been Chair of the Business Services and Commercial Group since its formation and now dedicates his time to overseeing the development of the commercial activities of Socitm. 

Chantelle DennyDirector of Finance and Operations

Chantelle has extensive experience of both financial and management accounting, having worked at a senior level in a number of different industries. She is based at our Northampton head office and oversees the day-to-day management of the office team.

Martin FergusonDirector of Policy and ResearchMartin Ferguson is Socitm's first Head of Policy. In this role, he leads the development and promotion of Socitm responses to major issues around public sector ICT, including data management and sharing; partnerships and outsourcing; self service; flexible working; and the pan-government security vision. He also drives associated stakeholder engagement with central and local government and the third and private sectors. Between 2003 and 2005 he was Assistant Director, e-government, at the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA). Prior to that he was Chief Information Officer at St. Albans District Council and was elected a president of Socitm.
Nigel BraggDirector of Member Services DevelopmentNigel Bragg runs Socitm's Supplier Partner Programme (SPP), ensuring our private sector partners achieve their strategic aims and receive exceptional service. He has extensive experience in IT performance improvement.
Dr Andy HopkirkHead of ResearchAs Socitm's Head of Research, Dr Andy Hopkirk leads the development and delivery of the society's research services portfolio. This includes, for example, the benchmarking services, other performance assessment services and the research programme (e.g. Socitm Insight, IT Trends, Technology Challenge). He also contributes to the society's policy and consultancy works.
Heather WhittingtonHead of Digital Communications

Socitm's marketing and communications activities are run by Heather Whittington, whose experience spans digital marketing and project management. Heather oversees all elements of Socitm marketing including graphic design, web development, specific marketing projects and everything in between, leading a highly skilled team who specialise in these areas.

LinkedIn: Heather Whittington

Dylan RobertsLocal CIO Council Chair

Dylan Roberts currently holds the position of Chief Information Officer at Leeds City Council. Roberts, who leads a team of 286 business and ICT professionals, has driven down the cost of providing the council's ICT by 30% since 2007, while its complexity and overall usage has grown. Dylan is chair of the Local CIO Council. His work in public sector ICT has resulted in him being voted by his peers, across all sectors, into the CIO50 most influential CIOs in the UK list, for which he achieved Number 6 for three years. 

 

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