Professor Anne Trefethen, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin School’s Institute for the Future of Computing, has been appointed to the new post of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the University of Oxford.
The appointment, which was the result of an internal University competition, has been made in conjunction with the forthcoming bringing together of the three central ICT units: Business Services and Projects (BSP), the ICT Support Team (ICTST), and Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS).
Professor Trefethen will be taking forward the work that she has been overseeing as ICT Central Coordination Programme Lead since July 2011, through to completion of the transition to the new department. In her new role, she will have responsibility for the management and future development of the new integrated central ICT department, and will also take forward the development of policy and strategy for ICT across Oxford. She will continue as Co-Director of the Institute for the Future of Computing.
Before coming to Oxford in 2005, Anne Trefethen was a Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme. She has also worked at NAG (Numerical Algorithms Group) in both management and technical roles. She spent ten years in the US at Thinking Machines Corp and at the Theory Centre, Cornell University, in leadership roles.