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Tom Read

Chief Executive Officer - Government Digital Service (GDS)

Tom Read became the CEO and Director General of the Government Digital Service in February 2021. Tom joined GDS from the Ministry of Justice where he was Chief Digital & Information Officer. While at MOJ he spearheaded reforms to modernise technology used across prisons, probation, and legal aid services.
Tom is a digital technologist by background with experience across a range of industries including banking, media, and consulting. Tom was Head of Applications at the Guardian Media Group from 2008 before joining HMG as Cabinet Office Chief Technology Officer in 2013.