Northgate creates public sector services outfit


Northgate creates public sector services outfit

Simon Quicke

Northgate has shuffled its management pack and underlined its commitment to the public sector after concluding a strategic review in response to the government led cutbacks aimed at reducing the deficit.

Last year saw the announcement of plans to save billions from the public sector and the next few years will see measures rolled out to reduce spending in local government. Against that backdrop Northgate has made changes to ensure it can help customers in that market save money without compromising service.

Four managing directors have been appointed to provide a focus on the public sector. Ian Blackhurst, formerly running public safety, gets the role as managing director for sales. Iain McLachlan, who had been COO for public safety gets the job handling portfolio management.

Joe Bradley, who had been heading up citizens services, gets the role running services delivery and Russell Isborne, who had been in charge of citizen solutions gets the managing director for product delivery job.

The team of managing directors will work under the banner of Northgate Public Services with the aim of developing solutions that deliver citizen satisfaction.

"We have created a stronger, unified organisation that will work as one team with our clients and the wider public to deliver new ideas, new ways of working and new products that will respond to the challenges of the time," said Dave Meaden chief executive of Northgate Public Services.

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