Christopher Gath

Head of IT

Chris joined Stephensons in July 2018 as the Head of IT.  Chris manages a team of highly skilled in-house IT professionals, as well as working closely with Stephensons' IT partners to deliver a wide range of technology services. Chris and the team are based at our head office in Wigan.

Chris’ IT career spans twenty years, where he’s managed complex IT domains and held senior positions across several sectors, most recently heading up application delivery for a global utilities company. Chris holds a number of IT professional qualifications, as well as a first class master’s degree in applied statistics from Sheffield Hallam University.

Areas of specialism include:

  • IT strategic planning
  • IT business partnering     
  • IT governance and controls
  • Programme management
  • Solution architecture
  • Agile development
  • Service delivery management
  • Infrastructure management & cloud hosting
  • Cyber security

Outside work, Chris enjoys family life and is a keen mountain biker, regularly taking part in charitable biking events.