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data transformation lead from dwp joins thoughtworks

Data Transformation Lead From The Department For Work And Pensions Joins Thoughtworks

Kit Collingwood-Richardson joins Thoughtworks in the UK

Thoughtworks, the global software consultancy today announces the arrival of Kit Collingwood-Richardson to its market-leading business advisory community in the UK.


Kit’s arrival at Thoughtworks further strengthens its track record and credentials with public sector work. Kit was previously Head of Data Transformation at the Department of Work and Pensions, where she led the strategic and cultural move to modernise the Government department into a fully data-led operation.


Kit comments: “Having heard about Thoughtworks’ perse work culture and the revolutionary services it offers worldwide, this was the community of purpose-led inpiduals I wanted to join. I am looking forward to helping Thoughtworks grow its footprint in the public sector and to further its reputation for innovation across many sectors and markets.”


Kit has experience in building successful product delivery teams, and helping organisations to utilise and transform data and insight. In her new role, Kit will help clients to evolve their organisations as they adapt to the constantly changing technological market landscape, balancing business needs with fulfilling customer expectations.


Ruth Harrison, Managing Director of Thoughtworks in the UK commented: “We are delighted Kit is joining the team. At Thoughtworks we are driven by positive social change, and we recognise effective government is at the heart of civil society. We're very proud of the work we've done over the years with local and central government here in the UK. Our public sector practice continues to grow; progressive technology paired with inspiring leadership in government has produced ground-breaking products and services, driven by a focus on value creation and citizen welfare. We're proud to partner with the UK government on their most challenging public service policy initiatives, and Kit’s arrival adds significantly to our team’s capabilities in this sector.”


Stephen Foreshew-Cain, Chief Operating Officer of Thoughtworks in the UK commented: “As citizens and users of government services in the UK, our expectations of good service are rapidly changing as internet-era technologies have become just the way we live our lives. Here at Thoughtworks, we are committed to helping the civil service take advantage of the opportunities that digital transformation presents. We have built an experienced team of brilliant public sector technologists, including people like Kit, who understand the need to bring policy, technology and service delivery together to make government work better for everyone. Whether we are consulting on polycloud strategy, helping departments better use data to make effective decisions, or working alongside Civil Servants designing, building and operating services, we have the reputation for technical excellence, and the public sector knowledge, to make real change happen.”


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