Liam Maxwell was the UK’s first National Technology Adviser, from April 2016 to August 2018, having been the UK’s first Chief Technology Officer, as part of the Government Digital Service.
He spent seven years in the heart of central government working to get value for money from government’s massive IT investments. He had contributed to the Conservative Manifesto advocating better services for lower costs in the 2010 general election. He served in four posts in the Cameron/Clegg coalition then in the Cameron government.
His achievements included breaking the oligopoly of large vendors and insisting on open standards.