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MOD technology leader to head C5 Alliance

October 8, 2018
Matthew Corbin with BDO acquires technology consultancy

The former Chief Operating Officer at the Ministry of Defence’s Information Systems and Services (ISS) division has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and technology leader of Channel Island technology business C5 Alliance.

Scott Workman OBE has extensive experience in defining technology requirements for demanding information and communication users working in the world’s most challenging environments. His high level roles have seen him lead in the adoption of new technologies and he has a reputation for advising senior decision-makers on complex issues.

At the MOD Mr Workman led a team of military, public service and technology industry specialists in the delivery of an ambitious programme to transform information services.

After gaining his commission from Sandhurst in 1982, he completed a degree and an MBA at Cranfield University while serving in the Royal Signals where he progressed to the rank of colonel. He then joined the General Staff and rose to the rank of brigadier.

Matthew Corbin, Chief Executive Officer of BDO in Jersey, which acquired the C5 Alliance Group earlier this year, said: “I believe that Scott’s experience in technology, transformation and leadership development in particular will be invaluable to our business. I relish the opportunity to work with him.”

Mr Workman said: “Everyone I met at C5 during the selection process was very positive and engaging and that energy is infectious. C5 is a people organisation which has an inspirational management group leading a first-class team of technologists and business professionals. I look forward to working with the team on the next chapter of development for the company, to supporting the enormous potential here and watching people excel.

“Looking beyond the business, I have come to the Islands at a time of considerable change and welcome the opportunity to apply my skills and experience to help with that.”

Mr Workman, who left the army in July 2018, will succeed Managing Director, Rob Leader who retires at the end of the year after a 40 year career in management, the last 20 years in the Channel Islands’ technology sector.

C5 Alliance employs over 200 staff across Guernsey and Jersey, providing strategy, consulting, digital, technology and managed services to a global client base.