Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Nick Wilson departs CSC

(By Richard Holway 9.00am 8th July 09) I understand that the highly respected Nick Wilson, who was Head of the Northern region at CSC (which included the UK) has departed. I’ve known Nick for some considerable time including his period heading Unisys in the UK and as GM of IBM Global Services UK. Also via his involvement with the Prince's Trust. By universal agreement, Wilson had done a great job at CSC and I am sure his departure will be of considerable sorrow. Kevin Brown (COO UK) will hold the fort at CSC until a replacement is found.

For our views on CSC UK see our post CSC UK ‘steady as she goes’’ or, of course, for our subscribers see the recently published CompanyViews.

I’ll bring you news of Nick’s new role as soon as I’ve had it verified.

Footnote – Although we were surprised about Nick’s departure our suspicions were aroused a few weeks ago when Nick failed to appear at CSC’s European Analyst bash in Paris. But the CSC press releases continued to arrive quoting Nick – the most recent dated 2nd July. When my suspicions reached breaking point I emailed Nick at CSC. Guess what? It was returned with the infamous:

(----The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- reason:... No such user)

So we called CSC and they reluctantly confirmed Nick’s departure.

Just as a tip to other companies, I really do strongly suggest that you divert email when someone like this departs – rather than bounce it. Does tend to give the game away! Apart from that, surely you want to respond to and maintain contact with customers and partners who have built relationships with the executive?

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