E-Skills UK, the sector skills council for IT, has appointed Logica CEO Andy Green as its new chairman.
Andy Green replaces Larry Hirst CBE, who will retire as chairman of e-Skills UK and as chairman of IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa.
"I'm very pleased to accept the role of chairman of e-Skills UK. Technology is absolutely vital to the future prosperity of our country, holding the key to innovation and global competitiveness across the whole economy," said Green.
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"E-Skills UK is uniquely placed to unite industry, educators and government in action on the technology skills that are so critical to this economic growth and I look forward to building on the great results that they have delivered to date," he added.
Outgoing chairman Hirst said: "Since joining the board of e-Skills UK in 2001 and being appointed Chair in 2004, I have watched the company grow from strength to strength. I am particularly proud of our initiatives in schools and universities, which have gone a long way to ensuring we have the future pipeline of talent we need into the IT industry."