Surrey County Council for the county of Surrey was created in 1888 and moved to Kingston in 1889 from Newington when Newington was incorporated into London. The Conservative controlled council has 80 councillors.

IT Leader: Paul Brockelhurst, Head of IT

Reporting line: Reports to strategic director

Board level seat: No

IT budget:  Turnover is £1.6 billion

IT estate and or number of log on accounts under the control of the IT leader: 9,000 log ins, and 30,000 members of staff

IT staff currently employed: 150

Split between in-house/outsourced staff: All in house

IT management team and reporting structure:  Five people responsible for business solutions, technical architecture, applications architecture, partnership and customers, commercial management

Primary technology suppliers: Microsoft, IBM and SAP

Significant strategic technology deals been struck in the last 12 months: Big deal with SCC

Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year:  Increase innovation and manage risk

Technologies considered by the leader to offer their organisation potential: Cloud

Future transformation and technology vision for the organisation:  Massively, overhauled social care sector with a new state of the art system. Also increasing the amount of social media they use.