14th November 2018

Civica appoints Steve Thorn to lead Digital business

Civica, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services, has announced the appointment of Steve Thorn as Executive Director to lead its dedicated Digital business

Steve Thorn was most recently president of CGI UK, where he was responsible for the company’s UK operations, encompassing a wide range of IT and digital services for clients in the public and private sectors.

His appointment comes as Civica continues to sustain a strong growth performance driven by the company’s distinctive combination of business-critical software and digital services capability. The company has an established record of providing digital solutions as a trusted partner for more than 500 organisations across central and local government, health care, financial services and transport. With a leading end-to-end capability from strategy consulting and data analytics to secure digital applications and cloud services, delivered by a dedicated team of more than 700 specialists, Civica is helping customers to transform services and improve lives.

Steve Thorn will spearhead expansion of the Group’s proven activity to design, build and manage a new generation of high-value digital services which enable customers to accelerate their digital transformation. He brings significant breadth and depth of experience in business leadership, IT delivery, business transformation and operational roles. Steve spent more than 25 years at CGI, most recently leading the public sector, UK application services and UK outsourcing businesses. Prior to joining Logica (which was acquired by CGI in 2012), Steve held roles at IBM and in the Royal Navy.

Wayne Story, Civica Group CEO commented: “I am delighted to welcome Steve to the Civica Group to lead our Digital business. It’s clear that digital technology and automation is changing the way all organisations think and operate. Steve’s addition complements our existing leadership team and I look forward to working with him and our Digital team to build further on our strong position and to help our customers achieve ambitious objectives through innovation.”

Steve Thorn added: “Civica has developed a strong and growing position through its deep market knowledge and capability underpinned by a clear strategy. I am excited to be joining at an important time to support the future strategic development of the Group and to help our customers transform the way they work in response to accelerating pace of change and expectation.”