HSE, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
James Anderson is the first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), joining the organisation in September 2015. James is currently leading the technology modernisation of HSE, promoting more efficient and effective ways of working and ensuring a greater focus on delivering customer services enabled by mobile and web-based technologies.
James has spent a career in the public and third sectors, most recently as the Group IT Director of The Guinness Partnership (TGP) one of the UK's leading Housing Associations with over 60,000 homes and 120,000 tenants and families. Prior to TGP, he spent a couple of years with the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) which is now the Child Maintenance Group in DWP. However, the first 17 years of his career were spent in the British Army, serving with the Royal Corps of Signals and Queens Gurkha Signals in various corners of the globe mostly on operations providing communications, computing and headquarters support, notably in Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, United Kingdom and Kuwait. He was also fortunate to spend a 2-year secondment to the US Army in the Pentagon, Washington DC as one of the US Army's lead Enterprise Architects.