Transformation specialist Sopra Steria has announced that its Scottish regional director Alison McLaughlin is being seconded to the Scottish government to help realise its digital transformation ambitions.
Stepping up to take the reins from Alison will be Mags Moore, previously Head of Business Development in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Mags comes to the role with a wealth of experience in the Scottish market, and as a digital influencer in her own right, having been a key supporter of a number of initiatives in Scotland such as Digital Leaders and SOCITM Top Talent.
Sopra Steria’s Managing Director for Government, Adrian Fieldhouse, said:
“These are exciting times for Sopra Steria – we are looking forward to realising the ambitions of our new government strategy in Scotland, which will kick off with our planned launch to the market this month.”
“I’m also very much looking forward to working with Mags and am delighted that we have been able to support Alison in securing this unique opportunity . This appointment cements our company’s profile as a leader in digital transformation.”
Mags Moore, the new Head of Regional Government at Sopra Steria, told DIGIT:
“Scotland is a key market for Sopra Steria. We are excited to embrace a new direction that will see us continue to strengthen our close work with the Scottish Government through supporting digital in Scotland, and we also look forward to expanding this into Northern Ireland.”
New Strategy for Government
Sopra Steria will launch its new government strategy at an event later this month. To mark the launch, a report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) will be released, placing a spotlight on the particular needs of the public sector in Scotland.
The paper follows a nationwide report, produced by NIESR that identified a £300 million spending gap across the UK, and argues that the government will need to rethink its delivery of public services if it is to tackle the public spending black hole.