Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Where Did All The Big Shots Go?

Is it me or did all the big players in UK Government IT take up roles at names you've never heard of?

Joe Harley ... joins Amor Group as an advisor ... revenue £34m.

Steve Lamey ... joined Kelway as COO ... revenue £350m.

John Collington ... joined Alexander Mann Solutions as COO ... revenue unknown (hideous website too).


Is this a sign that the "usual suspects" are #unacceptable employers for former government leaders? Or that opportunities are better in smaller companies? Or that the government A team isn't quite so A? Three is perhaps the start of a trend but not the confirmation of a trend.

Meanwhile, in other news, government has now lost two female permanent secretaries in a matter of weeks - Helen Ghosh (Home Office) leaves to be CEO at the National Trust, Moira Wallace (DECC) is leaving with no new role yet announced; Ursula Brennan has moved on from MoD to MoJ (leaving MoD, ummm, rudderless?) and Melanie Dawes (who stood in for Ian Watmore after his departure) has not been confirmed in the role.

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