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Northgate’s expansion strategy continues apace with appointment of Business Development Director

Northgate Information Solutions, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to the public services, utilities and corporate markets, today announces the appointment of John Hollister as Business Development Director.

John’s appointment further reinforces Northgate’s expansion strategy as he joins the senior management team that is spearheading the company’s move into larger public sector deals and strategic areas, including business process outsourcing. Working within Northgate’s key markets in the public and corporate sectors – including local government, education, criminal justice, law enforcement, emergency services, human resources and utilities – John will identify new opportunities, work with existing customers, and respond to larger bidding opportunities.

John and the team will pioneer new ways of working collaboratively with public sector bodies, building on Northgate’s track record of incremental partnership and leading the way on the shared services agenda. These innovative models will help tackle the challenges facing public sector organisations to meet efficiency targets and deliver personalised public services to individuals.

John joins Northgate with a wealth of experience in the public sector and 25 years of experience in ICT, having most recently worked as the Head of Strategic Supplier Management at the Office of Government Commerce. He was previously Project Director at Partnerships UK, where he was responsible for PUK’s Northern Ireland business.

Commenting on his appointment, John says, “I am delighted to be joining Northgate at such an exciting time in its development. I am looking forward to helping Northgate to deliver sustained growth in the public sector, as it builds upon its incremental partnerships, secures new forms of collaboration, and leads the way on innovative public service delivery approaches. I am committed to driving the company forward, and to helping it make a real difference to people’s lives through the intelligent use of people and technology in providing services to citizens and businesses.”

Chris Stone, Chief Executive of Northgate Information Solutions, adds, “I am very pleased that John has joined us. His knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to us in developing new business opportunities and strengthening our relationships with customers and partners.”

Last month, Northgate’s Public Services division announced the appointment of Joe Bradley as its new Managing Director of Local Government and Social Housing, and Brendan Brown as Business Services Director.

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For more information:

Fellows’ Associates
Kathy Sutton
Tel: 020 7849 3403 / 07966 890401
Email: ksutton@fellowsassociates.com

Alastair Whitehead
Tel: 020 7849 3347 / 07930 566291
Email: awhitehead@fellowsassociates.com


Notes to Editors:

1. Northgate Information Solutions is a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions to the public services, utilities and corporate markets. Northgate’s task is to enhance public value through the intelligent use of people and technology, and to share in the economic and social benefits that this brings.

2. In the UK, Northgate works with four out of five local authorities and every police force, and is the second largest provider of managed services in education. Northgate works with over half of fire brigades and ambulance trusts; 50% of FTSE100 companies; and is the largest HR and payroll services supplier in the UK. Founded in 1969, the company has over 3,300 staff. It has 25 major offices in the UK – with nearly 60 locations in total in the UK and internationally – and is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead.

3. John Hollister has 18 years experience working within UK central government, specialising in strategic planning, programme design and management, change management and major project procurement and sourcing including PFI and PPPs. His focus has predominantly been on ICT-enabled business change and long term partnership working relationships between buyers and service providers.

4. John was previously Head of Strategic Supplier Management at the Office of Government Commerce, responsible for the professional services and business process outsourcing market sectors. Previous to this role, John was the Project Director responsible for Partnerships UK’s Northern Ireland business, supporting the development of PFI and PPP projects and establishing local capabilities within the Strategic Investment Board. Prior to joining PUK, John’s work in UK central government was in a number of consultancy capacities over 12 years working for the CCTA (subsequently OGC), which built on previous experience with KPMG and Coopers & Lybrand and his ICT background with London Transport and Hambros Bank.