Feeds

HMRC goes underground to find new tech boss

Good luck with that

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs has found a new man to head up its IT department, but he won't be starting until September.

Phil Pavitt is currently CIO at Transport for London. It emerged late last year that he was under investigation for alleged irregularities in TfL's hiring policies - Pavitt was a non-exec director of a recruitment firm which found contractors for TfL.

A spokesman for TfL said Pavitt was cleared of all suggestion of wrongdoing.

The HMRC job was advertised in January. The three-year appointment starts on £180,000 a year.

Pavitt will run a team of 1,400 internal staff, a billion-pound budget and gawd knows how many outsourced contractors. He will be responsible for a two-year transformation programme and play a role influencing inter-department shared services deals.

The advert made clear that the successful candidate would have to transform HMRC's technology. Given the Rev's enviable track record on the tax credit system and of course the missing discs, we can only wish Mr Pavitt well.

Pavitt was CIO at NTL before going underground.

He has also already had a run-in with the Rev's least favourite offshorer, EDS.

At TfL he has overseen big changes in its technology infrastructure, changes to the Oyster contract, and - thank you Phil - the canning of a project to get mobiles working on the Tube. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?