CGI has promoted Steve Thorn to the role of President of the firm’s operations in the UK. Thorn, who has been with CGI and its legal predecessors since 1992, has been tasked with continuing the firm’s growth track in the UK.
Following roles at IBM and in the Royal Navy, Steve Thorn moved over to Logica in 1992, where he has remained ever since. During his tenure at Logica, Thorn has held a variety of leadership positions across several market sectors and geographies, including serving as Managing Director of Sweden.
In 2012, when CGI acquired Logica, Thorn transferred to the Canadian-origin IT consulting firm, holding the role of Senior Vice President Application Services. Over the past three years he led GGI’s UK Public Sector operations, and, on the back of his performance, the firm has per the 1st October 2016 promoted him to the head of the UK business unit – with 6,000 employees one of CGI’s largest arms globally.
Thorn succeeds Tim Gregory, who has been with CGI since 2000 and has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President, focused on growing the firm’s key European markets. “Steve has proven himself a great leader with a track record of profitably growing our business and has significant breadth and depth of experience in business leadership, IT delivery, business transformation and operational roles. He has worked for the business for over 24 years, across many different market sectors and geographic areas with experience of working with both public and commercial sector organisations”, comments Gregory on his successor.
Besides Thorn, the management team of CGI in the UK consists of seven other executives: Steve Smart (Senior Vice President, UK Space, Defence, National & Cyber Security), Mike Whitchurch (Senior Vice President, UK Banking and Financial Markets), Tara McGeehan (Senior Vice President, UK Energy, Utilities and Telecoms), David Fitzpatrick (Senior Vice President, UK Global Technology Operations), Matthew Grisoni (Vice President, UK Oil, Gas & Consumer Services), Michael Herron (Vice President, UK Health, Local Public Services and Scotland) and Elwyn Jones (Vice President, UK Central Government and Justice).
In recent months CGI has won two contracts from the UK Ministry of Defence: one project focuses on the implementation of a Cryptography Management System, while the second engagement aims at boosting the MOD’s insight in space situational awareness.