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Monday, 11 November 2013

Chris Mortlock To Leave HMRC

My thanks to a loyal reader who penned me a line over the weekend about the impending departure of Chris Mortlock Head of Operations & Security - IMS Live Services at HMRC (as per LinkedIn).

As per Agile Across The Board:
"As Head of IT Solutions Development and Operations at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Chris is accountable for: the update, development and operational running of systems and services that collect in excess of £130bn a year for the UK; and the provision of systems and services to UK Border Force and law enforcement communities that help protect the UK. Chris is currently leading the development teams that are enabling HMRC to deliver a step change in its digital service offering through the development of digital services using agile methodologies.

Previously, Chris held the position of Deputy Director of Security & Risk at HMRC, where he was responsible for the transformation of the IT security processes and systems after the Poynter Review."
Subject to confirmation he will depart for CSC (a provider of consulting and IT services to many of the UK’s leading organisations) on 20th December 2013.

CSC states the following:
"Many of our clients are responsible for the country’s infrastructure and security – including the UK Border Agency (UKBA), National Grid, Network Rail, and Transport for London, Royal Mail Group and the NHS – and they use technology powered by CSC."
Interestingly one of its clients is Aviva, which Phil Pavitt joined in January this year as did Mark Hall in October.

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  2. Mark Hall currently works for Phil Pavitt at Aviva. He is responsible for ensuring the availiablity of Aviva's IT systems.