John joined Defra in March 2016 following a 25 year career in the private sector.
Previously he was Group CIO at Abellio, a leader in the provision of public transport services in Europe, and Global IT Director at Ipsos, a market research leader with offices in 85 countries. John is at ease operating internationally, backed by a multi-cultural profile having worked and lived in the UK, France, Greece, Lebanon, Germany, Luxembourg, and Spain.
He is native in Greek and English, and fluent in French and Spanish.
Group Chief Digital and Information Officer
The Group Chief Digital Information Officer at Defra is responsible for Digital, Data and Technology Services, leading a team of over 1100 DDaT colleagues, supporting c. 25,000 staff, and delivering solutions that underpin the department’s current and future business transformation programmes.