Royal Mail has confirmed that it has chosen a new CIO to take over from outgoing incumbent Robin Dargue.

Earlier this year Royal Mail told that Dargue’s successor will take charge of Royal Mail’s £2bn technology modernisation project which encompasses new systems, software and equipment across virtually all divisions in the Royal Mail Group. Dargue was appointed to oversee the transformation project in November 2007.

Yvonne Ferguson, who currently works at Royal Mail, will replace Dargue when he leaves the organisation at the end of June.

Ferguson held the role of CIO of Transport for London between 2006 and 2007.

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Royal Mail will get a new CIO at the end of June
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Dargue is leaving Royal Mail to take up a new role with networking technology company Alcatel-Lucent.

While at Royal Mail, Dargue has overseen the introduction of 27,000 PDAs across the Royal Mail Group and the implementation of the UK’s largest wi-fi network. His work around the transformation project contributed to him topping the CIO50 list of the UK’s 50 most influential heads of IT in 2008.