Jos Creese becomes new Socitm president

Jos Creese, head of IT at Hampshire County Council, is the new president of the public sector IT directors' organisation Socitm.

Creese took up office at last week's AGM of the organisation and will hold office for a year. He succeeds Steve Palmer.

Prior to atking up the post, Creese was one of Socitm’s three vice presidents. He has chaired Socitm Insight, the society’s research arm, as well as the Local Public Service CIO Council.

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He has more than 20 years’ experience in IT management, and joined Hampshire County Council in 2002. He started out in IT at the Department of Health.

Under his presidency, Creese plans to focus on professionalism of IT, develop existing links with other trade bodies such as British Computing Society, central government and the private sector, and expand Socitm’s membership base.

Following Socitm’s AGM, the society also elected three new vice presidents, Kay Brown, head of ICT at South Lanarkshire Council, Glyn Evans, corporate director of business change at Birmingham City Council and Steve Halliday, head of ICT at Solihull MBC.