Since 2021, Chris Ferguson has been the Managing Director of Scott Logic, a consultancy that tackles some of the hardest problems in the world’s largest organisations across a range of industries including Energy, the Public Sector and Finance.
Prior to this, Chris was a Senior Civil Servant in the original senior management team that built the UK’s Government Digital Service in the UK’s Cabinet Office. From 2015, Chris was the GDS Director responsible for the UK Government domain GOV.UK and all cross-government platform development. In 2017, after the UK was named the #1 digital government by the UN’s Digital Government Index, Chris established the National, International & Research Group within GDS to focus GDS engagement and collaboration on the UK’s wider public sector, devolved administrations, and partner organizations worldwide like the UN and OECD. While in government, Chris was also the chair of the cross-government Digital Leaders Network, Head of the Digital Profession within HM Government and led the Digital, Data and Technology elements of the Cabinet Office’s response to the global pandemic.
Prior to 2011, Chris’s career mainly focused on national security and diplomacy roles in the UK and overseas working with the UK’s Home Office, Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence.