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WSP hires Cabinet Office boss as information officer

WSP has appointed Lesley Hume as its new chief information officer for the UK and South Africa.

Ms Hume previously held the role as chief operating officer for the government’s Cabinet Office, where she was responsible for a number of cross-departmental programmes.

Ms Hume has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector, having previously worked as group information services director at Atkins.

She has also held senior roles across central and local government as well as the engineering consultancy and oil and gas sector.

Ms Hume will report directly to WSP’s UK chief executive Mark Naysmith and global chief information officer Gino Poulin.

She will also be a member of the group’s global IT team, managing strategy and systems in this area for the UK and South Africa.

Ms Hume said: “With recent introductions of new IT services to the company, I am excited to bring experience, innovation and a fresh perspective with a future mindset to support the growth and success of the business.”

Mr Naysmith said: “Lesley’s proven track record in both the public and private sector will be second to none to drive the success of our ICT services across both the UK and South Africa.” 

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