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8. Denise McDonagh, Home Office CTO

Denise McDonagh took up the new role of Home Office CTO in 2013, having previously been programme director for the government’s cloud computing scheme, G-Cloud. The cross-government G-Cloud programme is revolutionising the direction and procurement of IT across the UK public sector, as well as having responsibility for reducing the Home Office IT expenditure by 30%. 

McDonagh was also previously director of Home Office IT, and represents a new breed of leaders, enabling innovation and focusing on building high-performing teams of predominantly civil servant IT professionals. She has over 25 years’ experience in UK central government, including Defra and the Home Office, delivering high-profile IT programmes with budgets worth hundreds of millions of pounds. 

She is also the government representative on many of the senior supplier forums. She was awarded a CBE for services to IT in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2013.

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