Chief Information Officer, States of Guernsey
Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Colin Vaudin is the Chief Information Officer and Member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Government of Guernsey. Colin’s main focus is on designing and delivering SMART Guernsey, a programme that covers: e-Government; digital business development and differentiation; data-protection and cyber security; and digital upskilling of the island.
A native of Guernsey, Colin spent the majority of his career as an officer in the British Army specifically the Royal Corps of Signals. He saw operational service in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; his final tour was in command of 2nd Signal Regiment (in Afghanistan)for which he received a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the October 2013 Operational Honours and Awards list. Apart from command appointments Colin specialised in strategic and operational planning; first working on the Joint Campaign Plan for Multi-National Forces (Iraq) and then subsequently at the Ministry of Defence’s strategic think tank, the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC). At DCDC he wrote both the NATO capstone doctrine and the UK’s
operational planning doctrine as well as authoring the joint GCHQ and MoD doctrine on the Single SIGINT Battlespace and was part of the team that wrote the MoD cyber doctrine.
Colin is a Chartered Engineer with the IET, holds a Master of Science degree in Modelling and Simulation, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Systems Engineering and is a graduate of the MoD’s Advanced Command and Staff Course.