Tunstall Healthcare appoints group chief technology officer

Former TalkTalk technology MD takes on new role

Tunstall Healthcare has announced the appointment of Gary Steen as group chief technology officer (CTO).

In his new role, Steen will lead Tunstall’s innovation and development function globally and will be responsible for all solutions and products from Tunstall’s technology delivery centres in the UK, Sweden, and Germany.

He joins Tunstall from TalkTalk, where he held the role of group managing director for technology, delivering services to over four million consumers and businesses across the UK.

With a significant career, both in the UK and internationally, he has successfully delivered a number of large-scale technology transformations across services and in-home devices.

Prior to joining TalkTalk, Steen worked as CTO for MDS Global, a software services business where he was responsible for running core product deliveries across Europe, Australia, and the USA.

Commenting on the announcement, Steen said: “It’s a hugely-exciting time to be at the forefront of innovation and development in the digitally connected health and social care industry, as the adoption of digital healthcare rapidly accelerates.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Tunstall team during a period of pivotal growth in its critical and innovative solutions.

“Operating in 15 countries, Tunstall is ideally placed to continue to build on its market-leading position and I look forward to leading a world-class technology team that supports the needs of its existing and future customer base.”

Gordon Sutherland, chief executive, added: “As we drive forward with Tunstall’s Cognitive Care model, Gary’s experience of delivering product and services underpinned with critical services, along with his transformational experience, will be a great addition to the team.”

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