Lord Filkin to Advise Capgemini

| Press release

Lord Geoffrey Filkin has been appointed Advisor to Capgemini UK plc, working with the company’s Government and Public Sector practice which has expanded rapidly over the past three years.

Over the last four years Lord Filkin has been a Minister at the Home Office, the Department for Education & Skills and the Department for Constitutional Affairs, and a Government whip in the House of Lords.

Prior to that, he was a policy analyst and writer, contributing to the development of Labour’s policies for local and regional government. Before that he was Secretary of the Association of District Councils and Chief Executive of Reading Borough Council.

Gareth Bunn, Capgemini’s Vice-President for the Government and Public Sector, said: “Geoffrey Filkin brings to Capgemini significant experience and capability in addressing ministerial agendas, aligning public sector delivery with ministerial objectives, and understanding how to achieve public sector reform. His record as an innovator and reformer makes for excellent rapport with Capgemini.”

Capgemini’s public sector portfolio includes the £3 billion Aspire contract at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs as well as major outsourcing and transformation assignments at the Home Office, MoD, DfES and at other national, local and regional authorities including the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Executive.

Lord Filkin is an experienced policy analyst and a writer on issues of public sector reform. He is a contributor to the first issue of Transformation, a new publication which will be launched on 3 November for senior public sector officials and which is supported by Capgemini.

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For more information
Tom Barton
tom.barton@capgemini.com
Tel: +44 870 238 2491

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