BBC technology leader becomes first CIO of Cancer Research UK

09 BBC CIO Tiffany HallCharity Cancer Research UK has appointed Tiffany Hall as its first CIO. Hall’s appointment followed the decision to merge the Tech & Change and Digital functions into one, integrated Technology organisation within Cancer Research UK.

Hall took up the new role last, following 20 years in senior technology roles at the BBC. She was instrumental in leading teams that transformed the core technology and digital platforms throughout the BBC, covering everything from live news to the technology leaps of ultra-high definition TV. She had responsibility for defining the broadcaster’s IT strategy and leading major change programs. Hall previously held several central and regional leadership roles including CIO and Director of Technology for TV and North at the BBC.

Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK, said in a statement to Horizon: “I’m delighted to welcome Hall to the charity’s Executive Board. As our first Chief Information Officer, Tiffany will be a huge asset to Cancer Research UK as technology becomes an ever greater driver of success in everything we do.”

Hall said: “I am proud and excited to be joining such an inspiring organisation and to be working with great teams across Cancer Research UK who have a wonderful sense of common purpose.”

At Cancer Research UK Hall will be working alongside Kate Simmons, Head of Customer Experience at the charity. Simmons joined the charity from global law firm Allen & Overy where she headed innovation and digital programmes.  Simmons spoke at this title’s Innovation Leadership Summit, the largest CIO event in the UK, which takes place again this autumn.

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Kate Simmons of Cancer Research UK discussing innovation cultures at the Horizon Summit 
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