Rich McHugh to take over as the new BPDTS Chief Executive Officer

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Rich McHugh to take over as the new BPDTS Chief Executive Officer

Loveday Ryder will step down from her role as the BPDTS CEO from January 2021. To provide continuity of services and enable the transfer of employees into DWP on 1 July 2021 in line with recent Tailored Review recommendations, Rich McHugh, the current Head of Digital Operations at BPDTS, will take over as our new CEO from 1 January 2021.

Jeremy Moore, Chair of the BPDTS Board, when talking about the appointment said:

Richard was involved right at the inception of BPDTS back in 2016. I am extremely confident that he has the right skills and experience to help BPDTS thrive during the remainder of its tenure; and at the same time help DWP realise the benefits of creating a new digital function in accordance with the outcome of BPDTS’s Tailored Review.

Rich McHugh, when talking about his appointment, said:

I’m delighted to take on the role of CEO during what is a vital time for the company. I look forward to working with DWP to create a new digital function that builds on our and DWP Digital’s successes. I’m determined to ensure the transfer into the department is a smooth one for the talented group of people we have working for us.

Jeremy Moore, added:

I also want to thank Loveday personally and on behalf of my fellow Board Directors, our employees and DWP’s leadership for the fantastic contribution she’s made to the success BPDTS since she joined. I’m sure I speak on behalf of us all in wishing her the very best for the future.

Published 26 November 2020

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