Laquet has been with Corus, formerly British Steel, for six years and steered the companies IT through a turbulent period, which included the company merging with Tata Steel Group, part of the Tata empire that includes the TCS IT consultancy, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.
Corus is a major client of Capgemini and under Laquet’s leadership had standardised its business processes and IT onto the SAP ERP platform. The SAP integration was recently completed.
Laquet is moving into the education sector joining Cambridge Assessment, the examining body that is part of the famous Cambridge University in East Anglia.
Corus are believed to be looking to replace Laquet with a European CIO, reflecting the global role the steel manufacturer has today.
Corus recently hit the headlines with its closure of the Redcar plant in the North East, which will result in large scale redundancies.
Laquet’s move is the latest in a series of CIO moves with Royal Mail CIO Robin Dargue set to leave the postal organisation later this year in a move to the telecoms sector.