Chris Chant, Director of Digital, Cabinet Office
Chris is Director of the
G-Cloud Programme, Executive Director of Direct Gov and Digital Engagement with
the UK Government Cabinet Office. He is responsible for setting the strategy
for the use of cloud computing and data centre consolidation across the public
sector. Chris also has strategic responsibility for greening UK Governments
Previously he was Director of London 2012 Integration and Assurance and also Chief Information Officer within the Government Olympic Executive (GOE). As well as ensuring coordinated delivery of the ICT capabilities required for the Games as a whole, he also had specific responsibility in the multi-agency Olympic Security Directorate (including the Home Office and Metropolitan Police) for ensuring integrated delivery of the security systems required.
Before that Chris was Chief Information Officer for Defra. A civil servant since 1976, he has a long track record of success in delivering complex business and technology change in the public sector. After his early career as an Operational Manager in the (then) Inland Revenue, where he was responsible for turning around the operational performance of one of the largest Revenue offices, he led delivery of HMRC’s innovative online systems for Self Assessment, PAYE and Corporation Tax. He then worked for the UK Government CIO as Delivery Director at the Cabinet Office where he was programme director for a range of large and complex multi-agency IT services, including the Government Gateway, the Critical National Infrastructure supporting authentication and secure transactions for millions of UK citizens and businesses.