Home Office taps IBM-er for DDaT role

Joanna Davinson to lead the major Ministry’s Digital, Data and Technology work – with a mission to ensure “the best in technology innovation”

Posted 24 October 2017 by Gary Flood

IBM-er Joanna Davinson has been headhunted from industry to become internal DDaT (Digital, Data and Technology) leader at the Home Office.

Davinson, currently leading Big Blue’s cognitive consulting, process consulting and business process outsourcing businesses in Europe and who is also a member of IBM’s Global Business Services European Management Board, replaces Sarah Wilkinson, who left the Home Office earlier this year to become chief executive of NHS Digital.

Set to take up her post in late November, Davinson is returning to a public sector role after a successful career in the private one, as she began her working life as an accountant in the National Audit Office.

With IBM for 10 years, Davison says she took the role to “build on the great work that has already been done” at the Department in DDaT.

“I look forward to working with colleagues across the Home Office, in wider government and in our supplier community, to ensure that DDaT continues to bring forward the best in technology innovation,” she said in the official announcement of her appointment.

She also says she wants to deliver digital, data and technology services that support and enable the Home Office to achieve its mission and priorities.