Arup build up IT team with former ITV CIO

Richard Cross the former CIO of broadcaster ITV has taken on the role of Group CIO at civil engineering leaders Arup.

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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.

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