THE Department of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Mark Lewin as the new interim Director of its Information Systems Division (ISD). The appointment is for one year to allow for the longer-term role of ISD within IOM Government to be reviewed.
Mark has accumulated over 25 years in the private sector both in the Isle of Man and further afield. He brings a wealth of experience to the role from his time as Head of Technology for RBS International as well as extensive positions in technology strategy, change management and project delivery. Mark also has a wide reaching experience of leadership in other environments with previous positions including Managing Director of Isle of Man Bank and Deputy Chief Executive of Sefton Group plc. Mark is currently working as a strategic consultant to the Isle of Man Banker’s Association.
Commenting on his appointment Mark Lewin said:
‘I have always had a passion for working in technology-based environments and take great pleasure in seeing the way in which technology can unlock true business transformation and innovation. I am thrilled at the prospect of joining what is clearly a very successful organisation and to be able to use my experience to help the Division go on to achieve even greater success.’
‘The Isle of Man holds a dear place in my heart and it is a great opportunity for me to play my part in helping the Island adapt to the ever changing environment using technology as a key enabler in helping the Government achieve its strategic aims.’
Chris Corlett, Chief Executive of the Department of Economic Development, said:
‘Mark brings a wealth of relevant experience in strategic leadership for IT and business change. I am delighted to welcome him to the team.’
Tony Wild MLC, Political Member with responsibility for ISD, added:
‘The Government is working hard to deliver a wide range of major changes and effective use of IT is critical to our success. I would like to add my welcome to Mark and look forward to working with him during what will be a challenging, but exciting, period for ISD.’
Mark takes over from Allan Paterson, who retires from the post after over 10 years of service, during which time ISD has gained many successes and accolades. Mark will join the Department on a part time basis from December, fully taking up the role in January 2013 when his current work on behalf of the Isle of Man Banker’s Association is completed.