Digital Services see change at the top

01 October 2015

Paul Maltby begins his role as Mike Bracken, the former head of the Government Digital Services (GDS) moves to join the Co-operative Bank executive board, serving as chief digital officer. Stephen Foreshew-Cain has replaced Bracken at the helm of Government Digital Services (GDS), now a 700 strong team at the centre of government which, amongst other things, has brought together departmental websites under the single GOV.UK.

As with other government departments GDS waits to hear the outcome of the government-wide Spending Review.

CIPP comment

The transition from multiple departmental websites to a single point of access at GOV.UK has caused not inconsiderable inconvenience for the many users within the Payroll industry – we can only hope that this change at the top allows GOV.UK to develop into a quality product that will fulfil the aspirations of, not only GDS, but also the government departments it exists to serve. The CIPP wish Paul Maltby and Stephen Foreshew-Cain every success in their new roles.