Welcome Statement – Leonardo Tantari – Chief Digital Information Officer

There’s never been a better and more exciting time to join us here in our growing digital, data and technology team at Leeds City Council. Having recently joined from the commercial sector to become the new Chief Digital & Information Officer, I’ve been impressed by the Council’s desire to embrace the latest technology and innovation in creating exceptional digital services for our citizens. I’ve also been inspired by the passion to collaborate with partners across the public sector, and particularly the NHS, to improve the health and welfare of all those who live in and love our proud and vibrant City. 

The living embodiment of this collaboration, is the creation of our ambitious, new, Integrated Digital Services (IDS) organisation for the City. IDS brings together the best our Council and the NHS has to offer across digital, data and technology, to create a joined up digital experience for all users of our combined services, placing our people at the very heart of everything we do. I am privileged to be leading IDS and am now seeking two key hires to join our Senior Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Both roles require highly motivated individuals who share our passion for driving digital transformation, through enabling the progressive delivery of ground-breaking, cloud based online products and services, which are reflective and worthy of the public we proudly serve.

If you’re up for the challenge, can lead, and enjoy working in an open minded, outcomes focused, purpose driven organisation where no two days are ever the same, we’d love you to apply. 

 Thanks for your interest in these substantial and rewarding leadership roles and I look forward to hearing from you. 


Leonardo Tantari
Chief Digital & Information Officer, Integrated Digital Services