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DWP appoints Craig Eblett as CTO


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Craig Eblett has been appointed chief technology officer for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

It is the latest position in a 10-year stint at the department for Ablett. Since September 2019 he has been digital director and prior to that had roles as change director and director of digital services.

Before that he spent two and a half years as programme director for the Public Services Network, and an earlier period with roles at DWP.

Announcing the appointment, the DWP said the CTO position has been created to drive forward its digital division’s approach to building common re-usable digital services.

Eblett said “I’m really thrilled to take up the role of chief technology officer. It’s a fantastic opportunity to bring together the digital strategy and architecture activities, especially the strategic reference architecture which is driving our department forward, in one place.”

DWP also announced the appointment of Jake Barlow as the new director of health and disability and benefit supporting services.

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