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Key contacts

Nicola GrahamPresident

Nicola serves as Head of ICT at Aberdeenshire Council. She 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.

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Geoff ConnellImmediate Past President

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.

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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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Sam SmithVice President

Head of strategy and architecture for LGSS

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Chris RileyVice President

ICT Manager at Lancaster City Council

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Sandra TaylorVice President

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

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David BryantChief Executive

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 Sales and MarketingNigel 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.
Dylan RobertsLocal CIO Council Chair

Dylan Roberts currently holds the position of Chief Digital and Information Officer for the Leeds City Council and three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Dylan, 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. 

Noelle GodfreyLocal CIO Council Vice-chairNoelle Godfrey is Programme Director for Connecting Cambridgeshire & Smart Cambridge, Cambridgeshire County Council. Noelle is vice-chair of the Local CIO Council.