Join Sarah Flannigan to be EDF CTO

Picture by Matt Gore iconphotomediaSarah Flannigan, CIO of The National Trust
Picture by Matt Gore iconphotomedia Sarah Flannigan, CIO 

CIO Sarah Flannigan is seeking a Director of Technology and Digital at EDF Energy the electricity generating company she joined in 2016 as revealed by Horizon.

Flannigan says the new role will “define and deliver the IT strategy and plan” as part of her leadership team.

“EDF Energy has some clear, ambitious goals – they include transforming our customers’ business, optimising our generation business, and completing the £18b Hinkley Point C project to time, budget and quality. Everyone is clear these goals can’t be achieved without an accompanying technology transformation; the migration from legacy infrastructure, the creation of a truly digital enterprise, the embracing of Industrial 4.0, the exploitation of data on a huge scale,” she says.

Flannigan says the role will be about “defining the technology strategy and then delivering it.

“This is less a role for a blue sky thinker and more for someone who relishes rolling up their sleeves and delivering against plan. So the right person will have experience of delivering technology and digital transformation. But more than that, the successful candidate will also be a credible leader, with the gravitas and interpersonal skills to engage well at all levels of the organisation, build strong relationships and command respect,” she says.

Recently Flannigan has been involved in recruiting the first CIO for the Royal Botanical Society and its famous landmark Kew Gardens on the edge of London.

Flannigan left the UK’s most significant charity the National Trust in 2016 following a six year career with the organisation famed for preserving stately homes as well as major tracts of rural land. During Flannigan’s tenure at the National Trust she led a major transformation programme to re-imagine the processes and transactions within the Trust.

Details of the new role at EDF can be found at: https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=30005&siteid=5068&jobid=169771

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