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Gordon Laird

Governance Manager, Glasgow City Council

After 12 years working in various roles in Procurement and IT in the gas industry, I moved to the public sector in 2002, first with Renfrewshire Council as Business Change Manager, and then, Glasgow City Council in 2004, as Business Development Manager in their new Shared Service Centre. My first foray into the world of Information Management followed a few years later, via the post of Business Intelligence and Performance Manager.

In 2011 I was asked to write Glasgow City Council’s first Information Management Strategy, and went on to programme manage the development and implementation of the Council’s Information Governance Framework. I have been involved in Information Management ever since, co-authoring the Council’s Records Management Plan in response to the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, implementing the Council’s EDRMS, managing the authority’s FOI and Data Protection Team, playing a key role in the award nominated Council preparations for GDPR, assisting with ensuring our Information Security arrangements are constantly reviewed and fit for purpose, and managing the Information Management team throughout its transition from a transformation programme and into a business as usual state.

I am currently taking a keen interest in data management, helping to support implementation of our new Business Intelligence Strategy, which in turn will support delivery of our Digital Glasgow Strategy.