Engineering and professional services consultants, WSP has recently welcomed the arrival of Lesley Hume as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the UK and South Africa, reporting into UK CEO, Mark Naysmith and Global CIO, Gino Poulin.

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Lesley joins WSP from her role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the UK Government’s Cabinet Office where she has been positioned since 2008 starting as Director of Governments IT Profession.  She was a senior responsible owner for a number of large cross government programmes, Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) working closely with National Security Secretariat and Joint Intelligence.  She was also previously the CIO at the Cabinet Office before securing the position of COO, where Lesley held responsibility for all corporate services across the Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street.

Having previously worked as Group Information Services Director at Atkins, Lesley has over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Lesley’s career has encompassed a wide range of digital and senior leadership roles across central and local government and the engineering consultancy and oil and gas sector.

Now part of the 43,600 worldwide strong consultancy, Lesley will be a member of the Global IT Leadership Team at WSP, managing the IT strategy and computer systems for the UK and South Africa.

“I am thoroughly looking forward to commencing my role at WSP and to once again be on consultancy soil at one of the fastest growing firms in the industry”, says Lesley Hume. “With recent introductions of new IT services to the company, I am excited to bring experience, innovation and a fresh perspective with a future mindset to support the growth and success of the business.”

UK CEO at WSP, Mark Naysmith says, “Lesley’s proven track record in both the public and private sector will be second to none to drive the success of our ICT services across both the UK and South Africa. With a strong background in consultancy, I have great confidence in her ability and versatility to lead the team and strengthen our ICT offering. We are thrilled to have her on board.”


For further information please contact Katie Brown on, 02030572228 / 07899776923 

Notes to editors
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With 7,800 talented people in the UK and more than 43,600 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Manchester Metrolink, M1 Smart Motorway, the re-development of London Bridge Station, and the London Olympic & Paralympic Route Network.