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New government Chief Information Officer announced

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Andy Nelson has been announced as the new government Chief Information Officer.

Andy Nelson has been announced as the new government Chief Information Officer (CIO), taking over from Joe Harley who will be retiring from the civil service at the end of March 2012. Andy will hold the role alongside his existing position as the Ministry of Justice CIO.

Ian Watmore, Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, said:

It is fantastic to be able to assign the role of government CIO to someone who has held major CIO roles in private sector and has been involved in the ICT strategy since the very beginning. Andy has worked closely with Joe over the past months and will continue to do so - ensuring that we continue to deliver ICT services fit for a modern civil service.