The Metropolitan Police Service has appointed Angus McCallum as Chief Information Officer to head up the organisation's drive towards Digital Policing.

Sitting on the MPS Management Board, McCallum is tasked with implementing Digital Policing's significant transformation plans, including the introduction of a new target operating model, appointment of a Digital Policing senior leadership team and delivering savings which the Met needs to make through its current transformation plans, according to the Met.

McCallum joins the Met from global energy organisation BG Group where he was Global Chief Information Officer for five years.

The Met's Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said: "Over the next three to four years we envisage an unprecedented transformation of our technology. Under Angus' stewardship, we will deliver the transformation to equip our officers with cutting edge mobile technology, enabling them provide a faster and more effective response to crime across London.

"We will implement a series of new fast and flexible online services that will also allow Londoners to interact with us in different ways. Angus brings solid experience to help shape these changes and will, I am sure, make an outstanding contribution in delivering the step change in the MPS ICT capability."

The Met had been looking for a new CIO since interim Richard Thwaite left the role, having assumed the post left by Aisla Beaton who had been Metropolitan Police CIO for 12 years.