G-Cloud director swaps GDS for BIS

Tony Singleton, the man described as the driving force behind the government’s G-Cloud framework and Digital Marketplace platform, is leaving the Government Digital Service (GDS) to take up a new role at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Singleton will take over as deputy director of operations at BIS at the beginning of March. In a statement BIS said the move was aimed at transferring Singleton’s GDS expertise to its service development ambitions.

“Tony will lead on recruitment, finances, procurement, commercial and business operations for BIS Digital, using his extensive experience and skills to ensure BIS Digital is able to deliver the group-wide transformation which forms part of the [department’s] corporate strategy,” the department said.

As well as leading development of the Digital Marketplace and G-Cloud, which recently surpassed the £1bn sales mark, Singleton was chief operating officer for Directgov from 2006 to 2011.

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