Current Socitim president Sandra Taylor is moving her day job to become assistant director for IT and digital at Worcestershire County Council.
The public sector IT association said Tayler is due to move on from Dudley Council in early July. She has been at the metropolitan borough for 28 years, most recently as head of digital and ICT services.
Worcestershire’ strategic director for commercial and change, Andrew Spice, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming someone with Sandra’s skills and experience to join us at a time when digital and technological capabilities will be increasingly key enablers to our success in providing efficient and innovative services to our residents.”
Taylor commented: “ICT organisations have implemented changes in a matter of weeks or days that previously took years or months. And, critically, people will now accommodate changes that would have been difficult to even suggest just a few weeks ago. I have a shared vision with Worcestershire County Council, that ICT will underpin transformation and play an even greater part in our future.
“Despite the distressing situation we find ourselves in, I want us to retain the positive traits that have enabled us to achieve so much in the past month. It would be a great loss to simply settle back into the old way of doing things.
“My vision is to nurture this new-found enthusiasm for change to reenergise the work we must do to deliver better public service outcomes for the people, communities and businesses that we serve within our respective places.”