The 25 most influential women in UK IT


20. Angela Morrison, CIO of RBS Insurance / Direct Line Group

Angela has been CIO of Direct Line Group (DLG) (formerly known as RBS Insurance) for two years, managing Business Technology Services, which shapes, builds, runs and governs IT for DLG. Insurance was a new sector for Angela, having previously spent 18+ years in food retailing and IT, 10 of which were at Director level and included being a member of J Sainsbury's Operating Board, where she was responsible for the insourcing of the IT function, and its subsequent transformation to support the business’s recovery plans. 

Angela started her career in a software house and spent 7 years in IT/business consulting before joining ASDA, where she had a number of director roles, including establishing their home grocery business, being CIO during the transition of systems from ASDA to Wal-Mart and latterly as European Strategy Director for Wal-Mart. Being part of organisations undergoing significant change, requiring strategic input and involving people and systems are key to Angela as they utilises her specialities of IT and business leadership; business strategy and implementation; change management; negotiating, and insourcing/outsourcing.

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