|Higher Education is facing its biggest financial challenge for decades: we need to maintain or improve services and quality whilst dramatically increasing efficiency. Information technology and the processes it supports can be a major tool to achieving this. However, IT capability is often insufficiently understood by non-IT leaders and IT departments are often too focussed on technology delivery to bridge that gap. Hence, opportunities are lost, barriers built and inefficiencies develop.|
|This is why any organisation can benefit from an IT leader and consultant who knows the sector, its culture and its needs. Moreover, a consultant who is skilled in developing partnerships with executives, academics and service providers yet also who has the experience of leading successful IT teams in a large and complex service.
Colin Coghill has a unique blend of public and private sector experience, leadership of IT services in Russell Group and Millennium+ universities as well as providing consultancy on HE IT effectiveness. This means that he is quickly able to gain people’s confidence, analyse situations, propose solutions and lead changes.
His success can be shown by:-
- National Student Survey satisfaction for IT at his last permanent employer averaging 93%.
- An independent benchmark by Gartner showing costs 20% below peers.
- Leading internal reviews and providing consultancy advice to many universities.
Strong networks across the sector, including chairing the Russell Group of IT Directors forum.