Kathy McCabe announced as new Director of Information Services



Kathy McCabe has been announced as Heriot-Watt University's new Director of Information Services (CIO).

The Information Services Directorate (ISD) leads the global provision of integrated library, technology and learning support services for all of Heriot-Watt's campuses. It plays a key role in the transformation of the University in developing integrated solutions and services to meet the needs of 21st century learners, teachers, researchers and administrators.

Kathy McCabe joins Heriot-Watt University from the University of Stirling, where she has been the Director of Information Services and University Librarian since 2014. Kathy has over 30 years' experience and latterly has led on significant change projects; developing a Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy, procuring a new learning management system and transforming the Information Services approach to support the research life-cycle.   

Ann Marie Dalton-Pillay, University Secretary, said, “Since its creation six years ago, our Information Services' Directorate has built an excellent reputation for being a ‘can-deliver' provider of integrated services, central to the delivery of all our learning, teaching and research support ambitions.

“The critical position of Director of Information Services (CIO) is offered at a time of significant change for the University. We are about to develop our Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 and Kathy will lead the development of integrated supporting strategies for technology, information and learning support services.

“Central to the University's strategic aims is our ambition to further the University's place at the forefront of research and research-led education globally. A global pro-active Digital Strategy will be a cornerstone to our continued success.

“We are delighted to welcome Kathy McCabe into this important position.”

Kathy McCabe said ‘I am delighted to be joining Heriot-Watt University as it prepares to develop a new Strategic Plan and I hope to lead the Information Services staff to utilise their specialist skills, knowledge and expertise to contribute to the delivery of the University's strategic objectives and ensure its on-going global success.'