Chief executive resigns from Socitm

Socitm's chief executive, Kate Mountain, has resigned from her post.

Socitm's chief executive, Kate Mountain, has resigned from her post.

The Society of Information Management announced her decision to leave on Friday. Mountain resigned with immediate effect but will continue in a consultative role until March.

Her timing means the society will be able to put new management arrangements into place as it ends the first stage of a corporate review, which aims to identify which services the society should provide and how they should be delivered.

Socitm said it followed a series of other reviews conducted during 2007 to shape the Society's activities for its next stage of development.

It said in a statement, "The society is in a period of intense change stimulated by the growing importance of ICT within the public sector efficiency and customer service agendas."

Kate Mountain said, "It has been my intention for a while to move to a new challenge, but I was keen to see the service review programme substantially complete and now that the corporate services review is in full swing I feel it to be an appropriate time to go."

She joined Socitm in 2002 following a career in public sector IT, which included being head of IT at Liverpool and Oxford City Councils.

Rose Crozier, Socitm president, said, "During Kate's tenure the Society has seen a significant increase in membership, services and activity, and also in Socitm's influence on national policy for local and central government IT."

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