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Monday, 4 November 2019

HMRC Recruits Mark Denney For Interim Role as CDIO

Mark Denney has been appointed as interim Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) to take forward HMRC’s ambitious digital transformation agenda.

Mark is a senior change and IT executive with broad experience in digital transformation, payments infrastructure, technology and strategic change. He replaces Jacky Wright, who has returned to Microsoft, as planned, after her 2-year stint at HMRC.

Mark’s appointment will provide continuity for the department until a permanent CDIO has been recruited. Following Jim Harra’s confirmation as Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary, recruitment for the permanent CDIO role will start in the near future.

Mark spent more than a decade at Barclays, latterly as Managing Director, Chief Information Officer and Head of Change at Barclays Corporate Bank and Payments, before leaving last year to take up contracting roles. He previously held senior positions at JP Morgan Chase and GE Capital.

Jim Harra, HMRC’s Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary, said:
I’m delighted to welcome Mark to HMRC as our new Chief Digital and Information Officer. He was an exceptional candidate and his appointment enables us to continue our transformation to a digitally-enabled, world-class organisation.
His experience in technological change and payments infrastructure is particularly relevant for us as we expand our online services to business and personal customers and implement the digital strategy we’ve developed over the past 2 years.
Mark Denney said:
I’m really looking forward to joining HMRC at such an exciting time and to having the opportunity to build on the achievements of Jacky Wright.
Mark will take up his role on 11 November 2019.

Now what I don't understand is why recruit someone from outside HMRC for only an "interim" role?

Why not appoint him fulltime, if he is suitably qualified?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. HMRC is awash with digital information. The downside being it needs people to analyse and act upon it. Which, it can't do, because its run and overseen by gong chasing idiots.

    The country has gone to shit and needs all the money it can get. There are Trillions hiding in offshore accounts, all untouchable as HMRC saw fit to close hundreds of offices with people who could assess and get the money back.

    So, all they can do is send emails and hope for the best. The article in The Times has tipped their hand as they don't have the manpower anymore to go after these people anyway. They are just hoping for voluntary disclosure. What would you do? Nope, neither would I. Thrown in the bin with the Readers Digest prize draw. Same scenario as that Lichtenstein fiasco a few years ago. Enquiry window closed....Goodnight.