Police ICT appoints new CEO to “make best use of technology”

Police ICT has announced the appointment of former TalkTalk chief information officer, Martin Wyke as its new chief executive.

Wyke has a career spanning over 30 years in IT solutions.

According to Police ICT, Wyke has extensive experience at targeting “efficiency and effectiveness” and a “proven track record” of leading IT organisations in stabilising services whilst also delivering improved business and digital transformational programmes.

In addition, Wyke was chief technology information officer and member of the board for Virgin Media for three years.

Nick Alston, Essex Police and Crime Commissioner and Chair of the Police ICT Board of Directors, said: “I am delighted that we have found the person with the skills, experience and enthusiasm to provide leadership, drive innovation and grow the Company into a significant national organisation.

Martin’s appointment is crucial as the Company strives to enable policing and associated bodies to make the best use of technology to deliver efficient and effective policing and improve public safety.”

Police ICT is recruiting an expert senior management team to put in place a strategy to transfer national IT solutions from the Home Office to the company and maximise procurement efficiencies.

It is expected that the long term implementation of the programme could save the national police force up to £150 million per year and ensure that the police force makes the best use of technology.

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