Met Police names new CIO

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has appointed Angus McCallum as chief information officer to head up Digital Policing (DP).

He joins the service from energy organisation BG Group where he was global chief information officer for five years.

McCallum, who will also join the MPS Management Board, is tasked with implementing DP’s significant transformation plans, including the introduction of a new target operating model, appointment of DP’s senior leadership team and delivering savings which the Met needs to make through its current transformation plans.

Craig Mackey, deputy commissioner said: “Over the next three to four years we envisage an unprecedented transformation of our technology. Under McCallum’s stewardship, we will deliver the transformation to equip our officers with cutting edge mobile technology, enabling them provide a faster and more effective response to crime across London.

“We will implement a series of new fast and flexible online services that will also allow Londoners to interact with us in different ways. McCallum brings solid experience to help shape these changes and will, I am sure, make an outstanding contribution in delivering the step change in the MPS ICT capability.”

The Met had been looking for a new CIO since interim Richard Thwaite left the role, having assumed the post left by Aisla Beaton who had been Metropolitan Police CIO for 12 years.

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