Welcoming Ian Catlin as Chief Information Officer

Ian brings extensive experience of achieving digital transformation and change across a number of organisations

We are delighted to welcome Ian Catlin as Chief Information Officer at CTG

Bringing Ian’s on board is an important strategic hire for CTG – technology is at the heart of our organisation enabling us to deliver an effective product for our clients and ensuring we have an efficient internal infrastructure.

Ian brings extensive experience of achieving digital transformation and change across a number of organisations, both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors which will ensure CTG becomes a strong and scalable organisation as we grow and expand.

Ian’s leadership of technical and strategic projects, skill in negotiating effective contracts and utilisation of outsource services has enabled him to deliver programmes with lower costs, improved scalability and increased customer satisfaction across a range of commercial and charitable organisations.

Ian says he’s looking forward to the depth and scope of his role at CTG, and welcomes the opportunity to combine both start-up and strategic aspects of his work. “I’ll be working with dedicated and high performing colleagues to ensure our digital and IT approach delivers excellent quality and a cost-effective service to our partners and clients. I look forward to the challenges presented by my new role and steering the development of CTG, contributing to the positive social impact CTG will have, both for partners and for social housing and private residents.”

It is not surprising that Ian was attracted to CTG and we are delighted that he is one of our new senior colleagues.

Mark Burrows, CTG’s Chief Finance Officer, states: “Ian’s role is critical to CTG as part of delivering our technology foundation for both our client services, and internal infrastructure. His extensive experience will ensure the effective management of CTG’s information and communications technology including ICT supplier management, our cloud platform, data network and information security. These are at the heart of our rigorous audit process and underpin our ability to deliver to our clients.  We are confident Ian’s experience in leading digital innovation and infrastructure programs will ensure CTG success, enabling us to continue building constructive and productive relationships with our clients and partners, as well as ensuring efficiency and strong governance in CTG’s internal systems.”

Ian comes to CTG from his previous IT Director roles at Juniper Networks, MLL Telecom, Alfresco Software and Hyland Software.

At Alfresco Ian’s ‘transatlantic mindset’ helped enable the generation of multi-million revenue from key customers by successfully leading SOC2 programs which provide evidence that the company is running its services in an appropriate way, especially with regard to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. 

Ian also chaired Alfresco’s technology steering group which had oversight of technology programmes, projects and security and the risk and governance teams.  Ian led the project to successfully transition customers from the alfresco.com service to a new cloud service and he also managed relationships with key technology suppliers including AWS, Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce.

Ian continued to lead the Alfresco IT & Security team through the transition to Hyland, and provided support for the Hyland integration teams.

At MLL Telecom Ian directed the company innovation and engineering team providing public sector networks. He pioneered the Internet of Things (IOT) and drone solutions quadrupling field survey capacity for the field service team and improved safety for engineers by reducing the need to climb high towers.

Ian is driven by his desire to try new things, learn new skills and apply these to making a difference. His work as a trustee at Vision Care for Homeless People enables him to support the charity’s delivery of eye care to hundreds of homeless people throughout the UK and to help Vision Care to win the 2020 GSK Impact Award for small to medium charities.