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Sheffield City Council appoint new CIO

Sheffield city centre has been under going a transformation

Mark Gannon is returning to government technology leadership following just over two years in consultancy.  Gannon has joined Sheffield City Council as Director of Business Change and Information Solutions.

Gannon’s (pictured below) responsibilities will be change management, the council ICT, its digital strategy, information management and organisational development. Gannon’s last government role was similar in scope, as CIO and Director of Customer Access at Nottingham City Council.

At Nottingham Gannon was instrumental in building up the number of collaborative relationships between agencies to ensure the delivery citizen services. Gannon also had responsibility for digital during his time at the city famous for the Robin Hood legend, the CIO took on the digital agenda to enable the city council to deliver services digitally and do more than use new technologies for communications.


“Digital is about process re-engineering, and that’s not the bag of marketing and communications,” he told this author in a previous interview.

Gannon has been with Methods Advisory since leaving Nottingham City Council in March 2015.

Alline Hayes led technology management at Sheffield City Council until December 2016. Hayes joined the organisation in August 2014 as its interim Director of ICT and went on to become Director of Business Change and Information Solutions in June 2015, leaving the council in December 2016 to work with financial services organisation Lloyds Banking Group at its Pudsey base as Head of Systems. Hayes joined Sheffield City Council from the Sheffield Hallam University where she had been Director of Information Systems and Technology for nearly six years.

Gannon is a long suffering Aston Villa FC fan.

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