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Digital Directorate Senior Management Team

Mike Neilson – Director Digital                    

Mike Neilson, Director DigitalMike Neilson has been Director of Digital since December 2011. The Director of Digital is responsible for:

  • delivering broadband connectivity

  • providing a foundation for the digital delivery of public services
  • raising levels of digital participation amongst individuals and businesses
  • transforming Scotland's digital economy

Prior to this appointment, Mike was Acting Director General for Enterprise and Environment.

A lifelong public servant, Mike worked for the UK Treasury, the UK Permanent Representation in Brussels and for the European Commission before moving to the Scottish Government. He has worked on a wide range of public policy issues from financial regulation to environmental policy and has experience of public sector structural reform, particularly in the water, housing and marine sectors.

Colin Cook, Deputy Director, Digital Directorate

Colin Cook, Deputy DirectorColin Cook heads up the Digital Public Services and Business Transformation Division is responsible for:

  • Digital transformation across the Scottish public sector

  • Providing shared digital services through the Central Government Transformation Service

  • User research and service design

  • mygov.scot

  • Digital public services policy and standards

  • Digital Participation

Colin Cook joined the newly formed Digital Public Services and Business Transformation Division in February 2015, having previously led the Digital Division responsible for digital connectivity and building Scotland’s digital economy.    Previous Scottish Government experience includes Deputy Director roles in healthcare strategy, Cabinet secretariat and Public Health.

Outside of Scottish Government, Colin’s experience includes spells as Marketing Director, British Army and both Marketing Director and Service Specification Director of Royal Mail’s core Letters Business.  Colin is a trustee of The Poppy Factory, a charity dedicated to helping wounded, sick and disabled ex-service people back into work and a regular speaker on digital, marketing and IT issues.

Anne Moises - Chief Information Officer, Digital Directorate

Anne Moises, CIOAnne Moises was appointed as Chief Information Officer in 2008

Her previous posts within the Scottish Government include:

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • Director of IT

  • Head of Corporate Strategy Group

Anne is also Head of Profession for 450 ICT Professionals within the Scottish Government, Agencies and associated other bodies.

Anne Moises heads up the Information Services and Information Systems (ISIS) division within the Scottish Government.

ISIS is the provider of ICT Services for the Scottish Government and for a number of shared service customers in Agencies and other Public Bodies; supporting around 10,000 users across Scotland. 

The key ISIS aims are to:

  • Strengthen Scottish Government IT products and services;

  • Protect Scottish Government information and assets;

  • Deliver shared services and reduce business costs.

Andy McClintock, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Digital Directorate

Andy McClintock, Deputy Chief Information OfficerAndy was appointed as Deputy Chief Information Officer in 2015, his previous posts within the Scottish Government have included:

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • Chief Security Officer

Prior to joining the Civil Service in 2007, Andy spent time working for NHS London as a Director of ICT Shared Services serving three Trusts in North Central London. In addition to his NHS career Andy spent a number of years working in the private sector for two separate American software companies.

Andy McClintock is responsible for the overall operational delivery of the Information Services and Information Systems (ISIS) division within the Scottish Government. Andy is also the designated Deputy CIO. 

ISIS is the provider of ICT Services for the Scottish Government and for a number of shared service customers in Agencies and other Public Bodies; supporting around 10,000 users across Scotland. 

The key ISIS aims are to:

  • Strengthen Scottish Government IT products and services;

  • Protect Scottish Government information and assets;

  • Deliver shared services and reduce business costs.