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HMRC appoints Mark Denney as CDIO


HM Revenue and Customs has appointed Mark Denney as interim chief digital and information officer (CDIO).

The move comes after Jacky Wright, who had been in the role on a two-year secondment from Microsoft, returned to the company.

HMRC said that Denney’s appointment will provide continuity until a permanent CDIO has been recruited. The process is expected to begin soon following Jim Harra’s confirmation as chief executive and first permanent secretary.

It described Denney as a senior change and IT executive with broad experience in digital transformation, payments infrastructure, technology and strategic change.

He spent more than a decade at Barclays, latterly as managing director, chief information officer and head of change at Barclays Corporate Bank and Payments, before leaving last year to take up contracting roles. He previously held senior positions at JP Morgan Chase and GE Capital.

Harra said of Denney: “His experience in technological change and payments infrastructure is particularly relevant for us as we expand our online services to business and personal customers and implement the digital strategy we’ve developed over the past two years.”

Denney will take up his role on 11 November.


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