Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 56 - Page 81

David Threlfall , CIO at Britishvolt
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David Threlfall , CIO at Britishvolt

cCan you describe your current job role ?

I ’ ve held the position of CIO for Britishvolt since June 2021 . I ’ m responsible for designing and building the IT enterprise architecture as well as a diverse and inclusive IT team . The aim is to support and enable the overall Britishvolt business objective of building the UK first battery manufacturing gigaplant in the north-east of England and scale-up and R & D facilities in the Midlands .
What would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?
to maintain morale , optimism and a focus on delivering business value .
What style of management philosophy do you employ in your current position ?
I am passionate about being an authentic leader , demonstrating honesty and transparency to build team trust and engagement that is so critical in highperforming teams . Additionally , creating an ethos of inclusion , diversity and mutual respect is as important as building technical skills and competencies within any team .
On a personal level , my most memorable achievement is seeing my two children grow into their areas of profession ( medicine and engineering ) and continue to grow into caring parents in their own right .
Professionally , I ’ ve been lucky enough to build and lead several talented IT teams and seeing those individuals grow and prosper is my greatest professional joy .
The pandemic provided unique challenges and rewards in equal measure as it became so important through a period of uncertainty and dispersed working
I feel it is super important to trust the team you have around you , have each person feel they play a really
I ’ ve been lucky enough to build and lead several talented IT teams and seeing those individuals grow and prosper is my greatest professional joy .
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