I'm going to leave GDS at the end of September.
It's been almost four years. My team don't need me any more. I'm getting old.
And Mike's leaving.
(As Alan Clarke said when Thatcher resigned "I came in with her. I go out with her.")
It has been a brilliant time. Utterly stretching and satisfying. Fantastic, talented people, so clever and hard-working and honest and honourable, all trying to do the right thing.
I've learned an incredible amount and had the opportunity to do so many new things. Massive thanks to Martha for the plan, to Mike for the delivery and to Francis for the support. Best. Bosses. Ever.
I don't have any big plans for what to do next - except I'm going to walk the Coast to Coast at the end of October and I hope to help with doteveryone - but I do need a job.
So if you want some digital transformation, please drop me a line. You can probably work out the address - firstname.lastname@example.org
And I hope I'm not done with government forever - there is so much opportunity to build a decent, empathetic, user-centred state. I'm still keen to do that.
There are many other people to thank but I'm not going to do a big list.
I just want to thank the team I'm leaving behind, the best team I've ever worked with: Ali, Matt, Giles, Graham, Ella, Zara and Mark.
Thank you, you lot.
I'm sure I'll write more about what I've learned, I'm bound to aren't I? What else is a blog for?