Glyn Evans named new Socitm President

By on 12/05/2011 in News

Glyn EvansGlyn Evans, Corporate Director of Business Change for Birmingham City Council has been confirmed as the new president of Socitm – The Society of Information Technology Management.

Glyn has been a member of Socitm for over 20 years. Prior to becoming President Glyn’s involvement with Socitm has included Chair of the policy group, Socitm Futures and of its forerunner, the Socitm Information Age Government Group.

In these roles he has been active in lobbying government on policy and implementation issues. He was, for example, a member of the steering group that allocated local e-government funding. In addition Glyn has been active in Socitm at the local level in London, the North West and the West Midlands.

Glyn has over 30 years experience of working in local government in various IT support and management positions.  In November 2003 he joined Birmingham City Council with the remit to drive forward a business transformation programme across the Council.

This programme has grown to be the largest IT-enabled change programme in UK local government. Glyn led the development of the Council’s approach to transformational change – CHAMPS2 – and the creation of a joint venture company with Capita to support the change programme.

At a national level, he is a member of the CIO Council, the Local CIO Council and the Local Government Delivery Council.

Glyn says, “It is one of the greatest honours for anybody to become President of their professional body. I am greatly looking forward to my year of office, representing Socitm on the national and international stage. More importantly I will be doing all I can to help Socitm’s members continue their role in supporting the delivery of high quality public services at a time of unprecedented financial challenge in the public sector.”

Members can read about Glyn’s thoughts on the year ahead in his incoming President’s statement in the Socitm Annual Report 2010, which can be downloaded here.

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