Richard Cross the former CIO of broadcaster ITV has taken on the role of Group CIO at civil engineering leaders Arup.
Cross was with commercial broadcaster ITV for six years having secured the role following the merger of Carlton and Granada, to form a single ITV company. Cross had been CTO at Carlton and won a lot of praise in the CIO community for the collaborative way he worked with the IT team from Granada following the merger.
Cross drove a lot of cost out of the IT operations at ITV by introducing standard enterprise IT applications and reducing the traditional broadcasting requirement for bespoke technology. He also drove a major Oracle standardisation through the Grays Inn Road operation in London.
Although his recent career has been media focussed, Cross has a heritage of IT leadership in logistics and stints in professional services.