Jos Creese to rejoin the Socitm Board as Director with oversight of Policy
Thursday 7th June 2012
Jos Creese who recently left the Socitm board of directors following his year as immediate past President has been invited back, on behalf of the society’s members.
Jos will work with Socitm's Policy Director, Martin Ferguson, advising and supporting the growing and increasingly influential policy work of Socitm.
Jos, who is Chair of the Local Public Service CIO Council, said "I am delighted and feel privileged to be asked to come back to support Socitm as a non-Executive Director. It is only through our influence and collaboration across the public sector that IT can find the voice it needs to influence national policy and IT-enabled public services delivery. The role of IT professionals in supporting public service modernisation and improvement, efficiency, innovation, and shared services will be my prime concern, driving these themes through the 'Planting the Flag' strategy. I expect to spend most of my time working with the National and Local CIO Councils and with non-IT professionals in other disciplines to achieve this."
Over the last 3 years Socitm has become increasingly proactive in the development of policies to enable public services to be delivered more effectively and efficiently through the exploitation and implementation of technology. The current policy initiative 'Planting the Flag' is a 'call to arms' and sets an overarching, national, vision for local public service reform which outlines three core principles (collaborate, redesign and innovate), six strategic capabilities (leadership, governance, organisational change, strategic commissioning, shared services and professionalism) and six key issues around information and technology that are key to redesigning local public services - faster, cheaper, better - delivering better for less in ways citizens want. Jos will work with Martin and colleagues from across government to help develop and embed these key principles into the design, development and delivery of local public services.