New Director of IT


The University of Manchester is delighted to announce the appointment of Gerry Pennell OBE as Director of IT.

In this role, Gerry will be responsible for leading the University’s IT function to ensure it supports all aspects of the University’s activities and enables the delivery of its ambitious Manchester 2020 Vision.

Gerry has extensive experience in establishing and leading large IT organisations and has a strong association with Manchester.

Most recently, he was the Chief Information Officer for LOCOG, where he was responsible for delivering the very substantial technology programme that underpinned the London 2012 Olympics.

Prior to this, he worked as the Chief Information Officer at Cooperative Financial Services and the Cooperative Group, where he led a far-reaching programme of modernisation.  

His previous work includes the role of Director of Technology for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.  He is also an alumnus of the University having graduated in Mathematics.

Gerry will take up his position on Monday July 29, 2013.

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Contact Jon Keighren, Media Relations Manager, The University of Manchester 0161 275 8384