David Sutherland

David’s expertise in ICT at a strategic level has been applied in both the local and national contexts enabling him not only to develop systems appropriate to the needs of different organisations but also to make changing technologies work for people.

 

David was a Chief Officer in Welsh local government from 1995 until he joined GGT Associates in late 2014. He led on ICT throughout that time but also managed a range of other critical services including customer services, property services, direct labour operations and corporate programme and project management. He has extensive people, budget and asset management experience.
David holds an MBA from Aston Business School and has an academic background encompassing social sciences and engineering. He is a member of the British Computer Society. He was the SOCITM Cymru lead on social care and health where he has a special interest. His career in local government included three spells working within Social Services Departments where he was responsible for ICT implementations. This interest began in the early 1980s and continued through to 2014 at which point David was the local government ICT adviser for the all Wales Community Care Information System. David played a lead role in enabling Bridgend CBC to take forward the procurement of CCIS to a national level.
David holds Prince and Managing Successful Programmes qualifications and led on a number of transformation programmes and projects at Bridgend County Borough Council, working across all functions of a unitary authority. Since joining GGT he has advised a private sector health consultancy providing a local government perspective on joined up working between the sectors and reviewed how Councils can adapt their ICT operations to cope with reducing budgets and an uncertain future.
Amongst other non-work related activities, David has represented Wales at squash, albeit for the more mature player.

David is contactable at davidsutherland@ggtassociates.uk or at davidsutherland@gyroscope.cymru

 

 

 

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