Data director Paul Maltby to leave GDS

Mark SayManaging Editor Tuesday 11 October 2016 Prime figure in the Government’s data initiative set to move on by end of the year Government data director Paul Maltby is preparing to leave the Government Digital Service (GDS) with the expiration of his loan period from the Home Office in December. The Cabinet Office, has confirmed his impending departure, which is the third of a senior GDS official in recent months. Its former chief Stephen Foreshew-Cain and Janet Hughes, who was director of the GOV.UK identity assurance programme, left in August. The advanced notice of Maltby’s leaving is in contrast to the sudden nature of their departures. The recently appointed director general of GDS, Kevin Cunnington, said: “Paul will be leaving GDS when his loan from Whitehall ends at Christmas. Over his last…


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