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By | Paul Kunert 14th December 2012 11:36

Kelway splits with COO Lamey after six months

Former HMRC CIO and COO moves on after stint at reseller

Kelway has parted company with chief operating officer Steve Lamey just six months into his tenure.

As revealed by The Channel, the former HMRC CIO and then COO quit the civil service early in the summer to take up the post at the London-based reseller in June.

Phil Doye, chief executive at Kelway, confirmed that Lamey has exited the business but refused to make any further statement.

On his LinkedIn page Lamey claimed he is on gardening leave and, as is often the case for senior folk, he likely signed a compromise agreement that will keep him out of the industry for a period.

The termination of his employment as a director at Kelway was also logged at Companies House.

Part of Lamey's job remit was to build annuity-based revenues at the reseller and tighten up the operations following numerous acquisitions the firm has made.

The exact reasons for his departure are unconfirmed but it is clear senior management did not back the business plans Lamey developed.

Kelway waved goodbye to its previous COO Chris Rickman in December 2011 after nearly four years at the company.

Lamey's successor at HMRC Phil Pavitt will step down from January and will become global director of IT transformation at insurance firm Aviva. HMRC deputy CIO Mark Hall has taken on the COO position. ®

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