The Home Office appointed former Credit Suisse's head of corporate systems technology, Sarah Wilkinson, initially as its chief technology officer (CTO) in February 2015, before her role expanded in 2016 through a merger of digital and tech teams. At the Home Office she is responsible for many of the most critical IT systems supporting UK borders and policing. This includes designing, developing and delivering a technology strategy aligned with the department’s overall strategy. Wilkinson also held the role as managing director and head of corporate systems technology at Credit Suisse for over two years, having previously worked at HSBC, UBS and Deutsche Bank in various senior IT roles. She also sits on Telefonica’s startup accelerator Wayra as a board adviser.