techUK Congratulates Matt Hancock on Appointment as Secretary of State for DCMS
techUK CEO welcomes the appointment of Matt Hancock MP to the important role of Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
Commenting on the Cabinet reshuffle, and the appointment of Matt Hancock as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, techUK CEO, Julian David, said:
“techUK congratulates Matt Hancock on his appointment. He has been a fantastic Minister for Digital and I welcome his continued presence in DCMS. His appointment comes at a critical time for the tech industry with GDPR coming into force later this year, a rapidly digitising economy and continued uncertainty over Brexit. I, and the whole of techUK, look forward to working with him on these and a host of other issues over the coming years.
“I would also like to thank Karen Bradley for all her work as Secretary of State. She was always ready to listen and engage with the tech industry in a highly constructive way, and oversaw many vital pieces of work within the department.
“While many other Cabinet Ministers have stayed in place, we also welcome David Lidington to the Cabinet Office and David Gauke to the Ministry of Justice as excellent appointments in vital Departments for UK tech. We also strongly support the greater recognition given to Social Care and Housing in the new Department for Health and Social Care and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Both are key domestic policy challenges, and both area areas in which tech will have a significant role to play as part of the solution.”
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