Alastair says about his appointment, “Professionalism within IT is extremely important, especially in relation to the development of software solutions. Society increasingly relies on the work of those engaged in software development and the Institution plays an important role in promoting high standards in this field. It is a tremendous privilege to be asked to lead the Institution. We have some very ambitious plans for the future and I look forward to the challenges ahead.”
IAP President, David Morgan, said, “We have every confidence that Alastair will be able to lead the Institution forward into the next phase of its development. We are excited by his plans and look forward to their coming to fruition. The IT world is changing and so is the Institution. Alastair has a strong background in software development and systems analysis himself. He is a respected IT consultant, having, in 1985, established his own consultancy, which continues to expand.”
Alastair graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Mathematics and is both a Chartered IT Professional and a Chartered Engineer. He was admitted to the Institution in 1988 and was elected as a Fellow in 2006. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.
Retiring Director General, Mike Ryan said, “We have been looking for my successor for some time. Alastair has strong leadership skills and is a very experienced IT consultant, with a significant background in software development. The Appointments Committee was struck by his proven track-record as a business leader and his ideas for the Institution’s future development.”