John Hunter former Head of IT of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was recently appointed IT Director of the Council of Europe (CoE). The CoE is the sister organisation of the ECHR defending Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. It has over 2500 staff members and offices throughout Europe and collaborates with over 5000 external users (see http://www.coe.int/en/web/about-us/ ).

Hunter said: “After nearly twenty years of working in the Court I am looking forward to facing new challenges in my new position. We aim to implement innovative and cost effective systems that will enhance the efficiency and productivity of the CoE as well as providing both internal and external users with systems that will enhance their overall productivity and user experience.”