Group Chief Information Officer

Lee Ebbutt

Transformational Digital Leader with over 25 years experience of leading, operating, planning and delivering complex IT transformation projects and businesses globally. An innovational leader, advising clients on digital transformation, and implementing IT and Digital strategies to gain competitive advantage, through sustainability, customer excellence, process governance, and improved profitability. Extensive Board and Executive Level experience, leadership of large teams and budgets with a passion to ensure technology solves business problems and transforms the customer and employee experience whilst creating new digital revenue opportunities. Listed below is a summary of skills: - Digital Leader - Digital Transformation Strategy development and delivery - Digital Delivery - IT Systems Integration - Enterprise Architecture - Strategic Leadership - Governance - Major Programme Management - Interface Management - Tender Development and Contract Negotiation - Business Development Specialties: - Leading complex IT organisations - Transformational Change - Strategic Digital Business Planning and Delivery - Supply Change Management - Leading complex technologies and construction programmes - Interfacing between complex technologies and business operations - Driving IT change and efficiencies within an organisation - Airport construction programmes - Defining IT System Integration strategy - Leadership of Technology and Design Engineers in complex projects

Current Role

  • Company Name: Careys
  • Job Title: Group Chief Information Officer
  • Start Date: June 2022
  • Company Industry: Construction
  • Location: West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Our story starts in 1969 with three brothers and a van. John, Tom and Pat Carey moved to London from Ireland and started a groundworks contracting company in London called PJ Carey Plant Hire (Oval) Ltd. Their aspirations at the time were reflective of the values of the Carey Group today – to care about everything they did, to act with humility in all interactions, to be passionate about their work and be authentic at all times. The Carey Group remains a family-owned construction business, operating across the UK and Ireland. Their goal at the time was to grow to around 50 operatives and provide quality, safe work so that they and their employees could provide for their families and get safe home every day. Through hard work and sticking to their values and their word, this was certainly achieved….and some.


Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  Mott MacDonald
  • Job Title:  Global Digital Transformation and Innovation Leader
  • Start Date:  August 2018