Head, Office of Digital Capability & Talent, Scottish Government
Yorath is Head of the Office of Digital Capability & Talent with the Scottish Government. In his current role he is responsible for ensuring Scottish Government and the wider Scottish public sector has the digital capability needed to build public services for citizens of Scotland.
He joined central government in 2014 after 10 years in the finance sector. Since 2014 he has worked with the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue & Customs and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in strategic HR roles. Yorath holds a masters in HR Management and is a chartered member of CIPD and has a specific interest in organisation design and development.
Yorath also passionately believes in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and is also currently Chair of LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and Edinburgh and Glasgow based charity.
Director of NES Digital, NHS Education for Scotland
A 30+ year public sector information specialist, having worked across the health, culture and communication sectors. While employed by the Cabinet Office Christopher worked with the newly formed Government Digital Service and their development and application of Cloud and Agile based services. He is currently working in the Scottish NHS transforming a disparate and complex information landscape into a single unified environment putting individual members of the NHS and social care workforce at the centre of wholly redesigned services. This involves defining and delivering the NHS Scotland vision as laid out in the Scottish Government Digital Health & Care Strategy (2018) by implementing dynamic change through innovative and agile approaches to technical, cultural and organisational challenges by leading the design delivery of new services, underpinned by new technology.